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Social media sites abuzz as protesters plan for 'D-Day'

Some of the new profile pictures adopted by Thai users on Facebook and Twitter, after Monday was declared by protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban as

Some of the new profile pictures adopted by Thai users on Facebook and Twitter, after Monday was declared by protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban as

Many social media users in Thailand have changed their profile pictures, especially on Facebook and Twitter, to show their support for tomorrow's "D-Day" - a call by anti-government rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban for a "people's uprising" against the so-called Thaksin regime.

Suthep, a former opposition Democrat Party MP and now secretary-general of the People's Democratic Reform Committee, called on protesters on Friday night to wage an all-out battle against the "Thaksin regime on Monday morning.

Since the call, Suthep's supporters on social media sites have responded by changing their profile pictures and posting thousands of messages about D-Day. Some said they were committed to joining the march - planned to begin tomorrow at 9.39am. Others shared information and also invited their friends to join them on the march, with posts, comments, "likes", and "shares" about D-Day on their Facebook timeline.

Several Thai Facebook users also said that they would be absent from work in order to join the D-Day march, while others said they would cancel appointments tomorrow so they could join the march against the "Thaksin regime" and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government.

Among those groups and individuals who posted comments saying they would join the D-Day protests were such organisations such as Chulalongkorn University, V For Thailand, a group of IT people based in Thailand, Thai expatriates from overseas, lecturers, non-government organisations, and socialites.






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