A prominent red shirt said Thursday while the newly introduced Public Assembly Act was understandable it might not prevent demonstrations from spilling out of control in the future.
“Assembly is a way for people in a democratic country to air their grievances. When they feel they don’t have any negotiating power, they will gather at strategic locations,” Sombat Boonngamanong, widely known as Bor Kor Laijud, said at a seminar Thursday.
“They want parties in the conflict to come and negotiate. But the government doesn’t seem to understand this point much.”
Sombat, a leader of the Red Sunday Group, has joined and led many rallies before.