Thai troops closely monitoring anti-gov't "red-shirt" movement

15:15, April 28, 2010      

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The Center for Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) Wednesday has assigned troops to closely monitor the anti-government "red-shirt" movement, CRES spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd said.

In case of emergency, the CRES can ask the national police to reinforce the troops, the National News Bureau of Thailand quoted the CRES spokesman as saying.

Moreover, the CRES can ask for reinforcements from the First Army Area Commander Lt General Khanit Saphitak, Col Sansern said.

By 12:30 p.m. several hundreds of the "red-shirts" from Bangkok were heading to stage a rally at the Thai Market in central province Pathum Thani to show moral support for the "red-shirt" supporters there.

On April 26, "red-shirt" core leader Natthawut Saikua said the mobile rally would be held since the government is still attempting to disperse the "red-shirt" rally site.

The "red-shirt" rally has been held from March 12 and they are now gathering at the Rathchaprasong Intersection in the center of capital Bangkok.

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

Source: Xinhua


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