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31 July 2009 :: 12:07:45 pm 26852

Police to tighten security at red shirts. Sanam luang gathering

BANGKOK, July 30 - Hundreds of police will be deployed as the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) "Red Shirts" is scheduled to launch its signature collection campaign at Sanam Luang on Friday seeking a royal pardon for ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Bangkok Metropolitan Police Chief Pol Lt Gen Worapong Chewpreecha said 600 police will provide security at Sanam Luang while 150 others will be stationed at the Bangkok Metropolitan Bureau.

The UDD, a coalition of Thaksin loyalists, plans to gather at noon Friday in order to wrap up its signature campaign.

Thaksin supporters have began signing their names since early July to petition His Majesty the King to grant a royal pardon to allow the ousted premier home from self-imposed exile.

Key UDD leader Jatuporn Promphan said on Tuesday that three million signatures have been collected so far. The UDD will submit the petition on August 8 after completing the signature verification.

However, the Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau prepared 13 companies of police to back up the police team in handle any possible disturbances, Gen Worapong said.

Fifteen hundred police officers will be deployed at Government House to ensure law and order if the demonstrators carry their protest to the seat of government, Gen Worapong said, adding that police will apply international standards to handle the demonstrators. (TNA)

 

 

  

 
Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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