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Red Shirt group calls off tomorrow’s major rally

Posted by Nuttapon_S On April - 17 - 2014
BANGKOK, April 17 – The pro-government Red Shirt group today cancelled a planned rally on Aksa Road, earlier scheduled for tomorrow, but vowed to hold political a demonstration whenever a crucial situation arises.
Tanavuth Vichaidith, spokesman of the Red Shirt’s United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), said the group will re-assess the situation before deciding if a major rally will be held but the cancellation of tomorrow’s demonstration is not a retreat.
The UDD earlier rallied at Aksa Road in Buddhamonthon before Songkran, but cut short its activity after three days of gathering. It announced before dispersing that a major rally would be held after Songkran.
Mr Tanavuth said the UDD would fight without pulling back, for genuine democracy for Thailand.
Thida Thavornseth, UDD adviser, said a proposal by anti-government leader Suthep Thaugsuban to appoint a prime minister under imposition in Section 7 of the Constitution would be impossible.
“That’s why we (Red Shirt members) have to rally to emphasise our principles against ulterior power,” she said.
She said the UDD originally planned a rally after a the Constitutional Court’s ruling (on the fate of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra) but “we may organise the activity earlier if necessary.”
She called on Red Shirt supporters to be ready for the next rally which is planned for Aksa Road and urged the Election Commission and independent agencies to ensure a fair general election, otherwise Thai people will fight for justice. (MCOT online news)

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