Thailand's Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) has said that it will reclaim five sites occupied by protestors led by from the People's Democratic Reform Committee in Bangkok.

Speaking at a press briefing in the capital on February 16, CMPO Director Chalerm Yubamrung said police forces will be deployed from Febuary 17 to reclaim sites at Orathai and Chamaimaruchet bridges, Suan Miksakawan intersection around the Government House, Ratchadamnoen Avenue and Chaeng Wattana Road.

If there is resistance by armed protest guards, police may have to use guns to protect themselves, Chalerm was quoted by the Bangkok Post as saying.

Meanwhile, talks between police and protest leader Luang Pu Budda Issara on February 16 afternoon ended without any consensus being reached. However, both sides agreed to resume negotiations soon.

On February 14-16 That police started to retake a couple of rally sites in Bangkok without facing any violence from protestors except for a blast near Makhwan Bridge which injured two people.

It was the largest police deployment since a wave of anti-Government demonstrations erupted on December 1, 2013 when the Lower House adopted a controversial amnesty bill which was said to pave the way for the brother of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to return home from his self-exile.

The caretaker Thai government has refrained from using force against the protesters. However, violence sill broke out, claiming 11 lives and injuring hundreds of others, according to unofficial statistics.-VNA