Big Clean: Small army scours Bangkok streets for coronation

Government workers and volunteers scrubbing Bangkok clean. Photo: Phalang Pracharath Party/ Facebook
Government workers and volunteers scrubbing Bangkok clean. Photo: Phalang Pracharath Party/ Facebook

Thousands of government workers and volunteers set out to scrub Bangkok into a shine in preparation for next month’s coronation of His Majesty the King.

About 5,800 people participated in the big cleanup of the capital’s old quarter today at and along key sites and routes to be used in King Vajiralongkorn’s May 6 ceremony.

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The army of cleaners. Photo: Phalang Pracharath Party/ Facebook

Roads were being swept and sprayed with water with plans to repaint road markings tomorrow, according to Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang.

Among those to join were members of the pro-junta Phalang Pracharath Party, including deputy chief Suwit Mesinaree and party spokesman.

Come the big day, 33 roads in and around the Dusit district will be closed – including Rachini, Ratchadamnoen Nai, Prachan and Charoen Krung.

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The army of cleaners. Photo: Phalang Pracharath Party/ Facebook
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The army of cleaners. Photo: Phalang Pracharath Party/ Facebook

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