Checkpoints set up to search for weapons: Thai army spokesman

15:39, April 28, 2010      

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Six security checkpoints have been set up around the "red-shirts" rally site to search for weapons, Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the spokesman of the Center for Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) said Wednesday.

The checkpoints are at the Phayathai Intersection, Saladaeng Intersection, Pong Pharam Intersection, Narathiwat Intersection, Henri Dunant Intersection, and Asoke-Montree Intersection, the CRES spokesman said.

Involved security authorities will not retaliate if the "red-shirts" set up parallel checkpoints, but if they break laws, they will be arrests immediately, Col Sansern said.

The "red-shirts" 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 " 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.

Source: Xinhua


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