In a speech delivered to protesters at Democracy Monument in Ratchadamnoen Avenue on Wednesday night, Mr Suthep said all television stations would be able to work normally but when the PDRC has any announcement it should be broadcast live. If some TV stations such as Channel 9 or Channel 11 could not do that, they must show a “black screen”.
He said if TV stations were of the view that the protesters had won the fight, the suspension of coverage of the government's side would be welcomed.
Mr Suthep said the protesters planned for a mass rally to shut down the whole of Bangkok on Jan 13, starting at 9am. It could be extended for up to 20 days. About 20 stages would be set up at intersections in inner Bangkok, but one traffic lane would be opened for ambulances and entrances to hospitals would remain open.
Police vehicles and vehicles belonging to state agencies would not be allowed to pass. Taxi drivers should work in suburban areas because the protesters would take control of central Bangkok.
He threatened to cut electricity and tap water to homes of caretaker ministers and at all government office buildings.
Victory over the government would be achieved this month, he declared.