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University groups trying to mobilise huge crowd

ANTI-GOVERNMENT protesters from or affiliated with four top universities in Bangkok are using social network sites to mobilise more people for Monday's protest.

The move came as arguments erupted at the four universities - Chulalongkorn, Thammasat, Kasetsart and Srinakarinwirot - about the role of their top administrators in politics. Charnvit Tiamboonprasert, an associate professor and leader of the Love Thailand group at Srinakarinwirot University, said protesters in Asoke, Silom and Phetchaburi roads where the campus is located, would join the protest Monday morning, although the group had earlier agreed to hold a protest on Tuesday.

He said the group would gather at 9am and then head towards Government House to express their opposition to the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Charnvit said if the government didn't accept the demands made by the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), the least he expected was for it to create the so-called People's Council. The government could then dissolve the House, or the prime minister could resign. Sophon Supaphong, an alumnus of the university, urged others to join the protests Monday, calling Monday, "V Day".






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