ANTI-GOVERNMENT protesters from the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) marched through Bangkok yesterday in a warm-up for their "Bangkok shutdown" next week.
PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban led thousands of demonstrators from the main rally site at Democracy Monument, passing through Baan Mor, Pak Klong Talat (flower market), Phahurat, and Charoen Krung Road before returning to Rajdamnoen Avenue. As usual, during his march, people lined up to present Suthep with flowers and donations. PDRC spokesman Akanat Prompan said the protest route covered eight kilometres. The march took six hours from 10am to 4pm when protesters arrived back at Democracy Monument. The Students and People’s Network for Thailand's Reform (STR), a splinter group of the PDRC, did not join the rally.