"Red-shirts" stay put, celebrating Thai traditional New Year

08:48, April 14, 2010      

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People enjoy splashing water to each other in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, on April 12, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaoyong)

Thailand's anti-government "red- shirts" will not move to stage a rally outside their main rally sites as they are celebrating Thailand's traditional New Year festival of Songkran, the Thai PBS Television reported.

The "red-shirt" core leaders, however, said they will announce a new rally plan on Wednesday.

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

The "red-shirts" viewed that, apart from the House dissolution, there is no other solution to the country's ongoing political conflict.

The "red-shirts" have occupied two places as their main rally sites including the Phan Fah Bridge and Rathchaprasong Intersection in the center of capital Bangkok.

The Thai people across the nation are celebrating the New Year Festival of Songkran as a national holiday from April 13 to 15, which is best known as the "Water Festival" since all Thais are happily drenched amid the hot weather.

Source: Xinhua


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