UDD leaders meeting in Korat

About 5,000 red-shirts of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) have gathered at the Chalerm Phrakiat sports stadium in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima to formulate a strategy against a coup they believe will occur, reports said.

UDD core members, most of them from the North and the Northeast - including Ubon Ratchathani, Mukdahan, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Chaiyaphum, Surin, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai - were at the Liptapanlop Hall, the venue of the meeting.

UDD leaders who showed up early this morning included Tida Thawornset and her husband Weng Tojirakan, who went up on the stage to greet their supporters.

The meeting was expected to discuss  the military's movement of tanks and artillery to Bangkok, which the UDD sees as unusual. The army says it is for the annual Children's Day exhibitions and the inaugural Army Day parade.

The UDD leaders were also expected to discuss their reaction to the People's Democratic Reform Committee's planned shutdown of Bangkok on Jan 13.

Jatuporn Prompan and Nattawut Saikuar were expected to arrive at the meeting venue in the afternoon.

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Discussion 1 : 07/01/2014 at 08:50 PM
Heard all the speeches...Didn't understand a word of them...But whatever they said, I agree!...... Being a pro-democarcy, pro-electoral advocate, and against anti-democratic Fascism, it is only natural to do so.
Discussion 2 : 07/01/2014 at 07:16 PM
The fact is that if the Redshirts ever decided to march on Bangkok they'd be up against the Army, because the Bangkok people themselves wouldn't get involved.
Discussion 3 : 07/01/2014 at 05:37 PM
Yingluck just said no coup.
Discussion 4 : 07/01/2014 at 02:48 PM
It's healthy that the Red Shirts get the stress out of their system against the events which may lay ahead. If there is a Coup there is little anyone can do about it and with the Internal Security Act, a State of Emergency and perhaps a Dusk to Dawn Curfew they will inevitably consider contemplate changes more important than the Coup itself. Those may include serious Constitutional changes which may confine many of those recently in power to the political wilderness.
Discussion 5 : 07/01/2014 at 02:43 PM
People should listen carefully to the speeches at this meeting. Will be enough ground to revoke the bail for the leaders.

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