Trang protest to tie up six junctions

national January 09, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Trang anti-government protesters will set up parallel activities with the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) on Monday.

Prepamote Lertworaphat, Trang’s protest leader, said he had distributed handbills to local people, inviting them to support the rallies in Bangkok.

He said Trang protesters would occupy six street junctions in the province.


Buri Ram march to invite crowds to join shutdown

PDRC protester Samnieng Supanphot said that on Monday, committee supporters in Buri Ram would set up a parallel stage at the night bazaar to lecture people about the need to reform the country before any election. The presentation would include a live broadcast from the main stage in Bangkok.

Yesterday anti-government protesters in Buri Ram asked for financial support through donations, and sold whistles and flag armbands.


Chumphon protest prompts governor to quit

Chumphon’s governor wants to be transferred to another province after kamnans and village heads joined in a protest against the government at Rajdamnoen Avenue in Bangkok.

Governor Peerasak Hinmuangkow said he always urged people to obey the law, but on Tuesday night some local officials joined a rally against the government in civil-servant uniforms, which is against regulations.

Peerasak set up a fact-finding panel to investigate all kamnans and village heads who may have taken part in the protest. He said he consulted the committee and said the officials’ protest was a grave disciplinary offence punishable by dismissal.


Red shirts to hit the streets

About 200,000 red shirts will rally against the Bangkok shutdown by the PDRC on Monday.

Anuwat Thinnaratch, red-shirt chairman in the Northeast, said that at a meeting on Tuesday in Nakhon Ratchasima they had agreed that red shirts in each province should rally against the PDRC to prove most Thais opposed its action. He expects at least 10,000 people in each of the 20 provinces to take to the streets on Monday.


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