BANGKOK (AFP) - The United States said Monday it would close its embassy in Bangkok in response to a planned protest by “several hundred people” over the anti-Islam film.The consulate, on a main road in the business district at the heart of the Thai capital, will close at noon Tuesday and “non-essential personnel will be sent home”, according to a statement posted on the embassy website. “The large number of demonstrators is expected to disrupt traffic in the area,” it said.The US statement said there was no specific threat to US citizens in Thailand, but it urged Americans to “exercise caution”. “Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence with little or no warning,” it said.An official at Japan’s embassy, which is close to the US compound, said closure was under consideration, but the Netherlands is planning to keep its nearby embassy open because it has an entrance on a separate street.