Thai gov't to retake area occupied by "red-shirts" when appropriate: army spokesman

10:26, April 25, 2010      

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When the "red-shirts", whose rally is constitutional, are taken out of the rally site, the government will retake the rally site from "the red-shirts", Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) Spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Saturday.

But, under the current circumstance it is impossible to do so, Thai News Agency quoted Col Sansern as saying.

Also, retaking the occupied area from the "red-shirts" might provoke the anti-government rally by the "red-shirts" supporters in the countryside, said Col Sansern.

The government earlier disclosed terrorists, who mix themselves with the "red-shirts" protesters, created violence, especially during the clashes between the protesters and troops on April 10, resulting in 25 death toll.

The Thai government has continuously announced that no force or violence to be used whenever the CRES will operate to retake the occupied place from "the red-shirts".

The "red-shirts" rally has been held from March 12 as they are now gathering at the Rathchaprasong Intersection in capital Bangkok.

They have demanded the Prime Minister to dissolve the lower House of parliament and hold a new general election.

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

However, the rise of Thais in "various-color shirts", who have opposed the early House dissolution, is increasingly growing.

Source: Xinhua

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