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Rallies in Bangkok continue

Royal Thai Police deputy spokesman Pol Maj Gen Anucha Rommayanant said anti-government protesters continued to hold rallies at seven main Bangkok stages including: Chaengwattana; Lat Phrao; Victory Monument; Pathumwan; Ratchaprasong; Lumpini; and Asok intersections - as well as at Democracy Monument and Government House. Meanwhile, Anucha said campaigns to promote the election were being held in 16 provinces - five northern, six central, four northeastern and one southern province.

Anucha also denied reports on social-media networks that Supakarn Yoobanyong, a military pensioner, was shot dead at his hometown in Ratchaburi on Friday. The social media posts indicated that he was the man who destroyed the Royal Thai Police Headquarters' sign. He said initial police investigations had found that the man had personal conflicts and police were trying to arrest his attacker. He said police also interrogated Supakarn's son who denied that the picture of the man shown on social media network was his father.

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