Anti-gov't protestors stage mini rally at PM's residence in Bangkok

08:23, April 26, 2010      

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The Thai anti-government "red- shirts" Sunday traveled by motorcycles to stage a mini rally at the Prime Minister's residence in the center of capital Bangkok.

The Nation newspaper's website said at 10.00 a.m. some 300 "red- shirts" arrived at Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's residence on the Sukhumvit 31 Street.

The "red-shirts" took over 50 motorbikes from their rally site Rathchaprasong Intersection to the prime minister's residence, the National News Bureau of Thailand said.

They protested there for about 40 minutes and returned to the Rathchaprasong area after they were sure that Abhisit was not at his house.

Meanwhile, "red-shirt" core leaders started distributing shirts in multi colors to their supporters as a new political strategy, while some of them are still wearing the red shirts.

The use of the various-color shirts is made in order to avoid checking by security officials, the core leaders claimed.

The anti-government rally has been held from March 12 as they have demanded the Prime Minister to "immediately" dissolve the lower House of parliament and hold a new general election.

They are viewing that, apart from the House dissolution, there is no other solution to the country's ongoing political conflict.

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

Source: Xinhua


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