No road-blocking allowed during major anti-govn't rally: Thai police

14:38, March 06, 2010      

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Road-blocking will be strictly forbidden during the upcoming mass anti-government rally in Thailand's capital next week, police said.

It is expected thousands of vehicles would converge on the capital during the rally as they had previously announced and tow cars will be used to remove any obstructing vehicles from the streets, the National News Bureau of Thailand or the NNT on Saturday quoted acting Police Commander, Pol Gen Pateep Tanprasert as saying.

The anti-government movement, the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship or the UDD will start from March 12 as its red-shirted supporters from the countryside will begin from March 12 to travel to Bangkok.

And, in the morning of March 14, the UDD protesters will stage a major rally at Bangkok's Sanam Luang square. Their political demand includes resignation of the coalition government or the House dissolution paving the way for a new general election.

Pateep said that the police will not allow the protesters to block traffic as it would cause troubles to a majority of people, adding that traffic police have been given full authority to immediately remove the blocking vehicles.


Source: Xinhua
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