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28 October 2009 :: 01:10:50 am 7574

Red Shirts Threaten Prolonged Rally Against Government

BANGKOK, Oct 27 (TNA) - Key leaders of Thailand‘s anti-government ‘Red Shirt‘ United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) on Tuesday announced that the group will mount non-stop protest until the Abhisit government dissolves the House of Representatives and call for a general election.
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Pivotal UDD leader Jatuporn Prompan, also a member of parliament of the opposition Puea Thai Party, said the Red Shirt protesters will rally for their ‘last war’ against the Abhisit Vejjajiva government after the group’s concert is held November 14, at Khao Yai in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Mr Jatuporn said the UDD’s so-called ‘last battle’ rally will continue until the Abhisit government dissolves the lower house and holds a general election, but the protest will be paused on December 5, the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol.

“We do hope that more protesters would join our next rally than our last gathering in April, “said Mr Jatuporn, adding that he did not know whether there would be any violence as occurred during the April chaos.

The UDD leader said the Red Shirts would push to amend the constitution regarding the articles related to the regent of the king, changing from a privy councillor to the heir or members of the royal family.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said if the Red Shirt’s rally is aimed at toppling the government and seizing the government office buildings, the government will enforce the Internal Security Act (ISA) to maintain law and order.

“I am responsible for maintaining law and order in the country, I can’t let anyone cause turmoil,” said Mr Suthep. “If their gathering is held peacefully, there’s no need to enforce the ISA.” (TNA)

Reporter : Methawee   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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