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Protesters rally at police club, SC Asset HQ

Anti-government protesters on Friday dispersed from the Royal Thai Police Club, which is near the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO)'s command.

The protest, led by Sakoltee Phattiyakul, Chumphon Junsai, Buddhipongse Punnakanta and Nataphol Teepsuwan, started at about 11.40am and ended at 3.20pm on Friday.

They went inside the police club's compound, lined up and sat down 50 metres away from police line and 400 metres away from the CMPO's command post in the Narcotics Suppression Bureau's building There was no confrontation though a small war of words occurred.

Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na Ranong was chairing a CMPO meeting on the problems related to rice pledging scheme at the time.

The rally leaders demanded that caretaker premier Yingluck Shinawatra and CMPO chief Chalerm Yoobamrung, meet them as well as show responsibility for the crackdown on Tuesday at Phan Fah Lilat Bridge, which led to deaths and casualties.

Meanwhile, another group of PDRC protesters led by Satit Wongnnongtaey rallied on Friday morning at SC Asset Building for a third day as part of its activities targeting the Shinawatra family's businesses. The group came to support the protest at the police club in the afternoon.

In a separate development, Pheu Thai Party's spokesman Anusorn Iamsaard criticised monk Phra Buddha Issara who led the rally at SC Park Hotel on Thursday, which resulted in the manager to pay Bt120,000 compensation for his cancelled booking.


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