PDRC to march to Thon Buri again

The People's Democratic Reform Committee has announced the route for its next warm-up protest march on Thursday, in which anti-government demonstrators will again head to the Thon Buri side of the Chao Phraya River and back to Democracy Monument.

The protesters led by PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban will start off at 9am and move in an 11km loop starting from Democracy Monument to the Memorial Bridge, Ban Khak intersection, Wong Wian Yai, Dhonburi Rajabhat University, Pran Nok intersection, Siriraj Hospital, Arun Amarin intersection and back to their main Ratchadamnoen base by crossing Somdet Phra Pin Klao Bridge.

The roads which will be used by the protesters en route from Memorial Bridge to Somdet Phra Pin Klao Bridge are Lat Ya, Prajadhipok, Itsaraphap, Wang Lang and Arun Amarin.

PDRC spokesman Akanat Promphan said the protesters are expected to return to Democracy Monument between 5pm and 6pm. 

Thursday's anti-government march is the third by the PDRC to try to encourage Bangkokians to join the planned mass shutdown of the capital on Jan 13, to pressure the caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her cabinet to step down.

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Discussion 1 : 08/01/2014 at 09:05 PM
All this marching about, with accompanying chest thumping and posturing, is starting to look rather childish. OK the powers behind this movement need to keep people motivated, fair enough. But after 7+ Victory Days, umpteen proclamations, commands and veiled threats........;) Do the majority of Bangkok residents really support this action to completely shut down the city?

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