20,000 Thais in "various-color shirts" stage rally against early-House dissolution

10:43, April 24, 2010      

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About 20,000 Thais in "various- color shirts", who have opposed the early-House dissolution, staged a rally Friday in the capital Bangkok.

Staring from 16:00 p.m., their gathering was held at the open ground around the equestrian statue of King Rama V at the Royal Plaza in the center of Thailand's capital Bangkok.

They have opposed the early House dissolution since they believed that it would negatively affect continuity of the coalition government's economic stimulus measures.

Hence, the rise of the movement by the "various-color shirt" people has been rapidly growing, while their rally is opposite to the prolonged-anti-government rally by the "red-shirt" group.

On Friday, the pro-government rally by the "various-color shirt " people ended at about 20:00 p.m.

But, the "various-color shirts" have vowed they would hold their rally to show their support for the government everyday until the "red-shirt" people end their anti-government rally.

The "red-shirt" rally has been held from March 12 as they have demanded the Prime Minister dissolve the lower House and hold a new general election.

The "red-shirts" have viewed that, apart from the House dissolution, there is no other solution to the country's ongoing political conflict.

Source: Xinhua


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