Majority not too worried about "red-shirt" rally: Thailand's latest poll

19:02, September 15, 2010      

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The latest survey conducted by Assumption University reported on Wednesday that 47.8 percent of respondents were not worried or were worried very little about the upcoming "red-shirt" rally on September 19 marking the fourth anniversary of the 2006 coup.

While 34.8 percent were very concerned about the rally, only 17. 4 percent were moderately worried about the coming protest this Sunday.

The opinion poll questioned 1,513 households in Bangkok and its vicinity from Sept. 6-14.

59.3 percent of those responded agreed that a political rally was a normal part of democracy but 15.6 percent thought the protest unusual.

The anti-government "red-shirts" will organize their symbolic political activities in many provinces nationwide, including the capital city and northern province of Chiangmai, to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2006 bloodless coup dtat which toppled ex-premier Thaksin's regime.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:李牧(实习))

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