Shopping mall in central Bangkok shuts following red-shirts march

15:44, April 03, 2010      

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At least a shopping mall on Saturday announced suspension of its service following the red-shirts' march.

By 11 a.m. on Saturday, the anti-government red-shirted demonstrators have arrived at the Rathchprasong Intersection in cental Bangkok, the third of such kind mass rally in the capital for consecutive three months.

This latest move is aimed at pressuring Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve parliament.

The Rathchprasong area is one among the main shopping places of Bangkok, also a popular tourist destination.

The red-shirts departed from their main rally site Phan Fah Bridge around 10:20 a.m..

Red-shirted protesters, among whom many are supporters of ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, have staged mass rally in Bangkok since March 12, demanding the premier to dissolve the parliament so as to pave way for a new general election.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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