Red-shirts leader flees Ratchaprasong rally site: media

12:50, May 19, 2010      

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One of the core leaders of the red- shirts, Arisman Pongruengrong, fled Ratchprasong the central rally site as military take Sarasin intersection, said Thai ASTV channel Wednesday.

Arisman was reported to have changed his dress before he managed to sneak his way out from Ratchaprasong at about 10:20 a.m. local time.

The report did not mention whether the other two leaders, Jatuporn Promphan and Suporn Attawong, were still at Ratchaprasong or had run away, too.

The troops carrying out the dispersion operation were pushing forward toward the rally center while the protesters fought back with guns and RPG rockets.

Source: Xinhua


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