PDRC tightens security around base at Victory Monument
January 22, 2014 00:00 By The Nation 2,790 Viewed
The People's Democratic Reform Committee yesterday installed 28 security cameras at its Victory Monument rally site to step up security after a bomb attack on Sunday.
PDRC supporters continued to donate money to committee leader Suthep Thaugsuban to fund the anti-government rally as he led protesters to march through Bangkok’s business areas of Sathorn and Silom.
Another group of PDRC protesters led by former Democrat MP Thaworn Senneam yesterday marched from Victory Monument to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment along Phaholyothin road.
Issra Somchai, another PDRC leader, led protesters from the Lat Phrao intersection to lay siege to government offices which have not yet closed their operations – the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity Food Standards, the Office of National Research Council of Thailand and the Department of Agriculture.
Luang Pu Buddha Isara, the abbot of Wat Or Noi in Nakhon Pathom, marched with protesters from Chaeng Wattana Road to pressure TOT Plc. They were reacting to reports that assailants who launched attacks on protesters at the Chaeng Wattana rally site hid out in the TOT building after the attack. TOT’s management vowed they would check to ensure no one used their building as a hiding place.
The abbot also led a protest to Thailand Post, which has signed a contract with the Election Commission to deliver ballot papers across the country and has already delivered ballot papers for advance voting on Sunday.