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Police launch Operation Valentine to clear Rajdamnoen rally sitePhuket Gazette / The Nation

PHUKET: Police this morning launched Operation Valentine to "reclaim public space" from protesters led by the 'Students and People Network for Thailand's Reform' (STR).

Dozens of companies of policemen gathered at the Royal Plaza at 7am before they headed to the Misakawan Intersection to begin the operation.

At 8:26am, police demolished the first line of barriers created by the protesters and then removed sandbag lines.