The protest leaders including PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban have worn red top to celebrate Chinese New Year. Red is the colour admired by Chinese community as a symbol of lucky and prosperity. Red is also the colour taken as the symbol of pro-Thaksin Shinawatra United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD).
The marching, aiming at encouraging Thai-Chinese in the China town area and Bangkians to oppose the Sunday election, started around 10am from Wat Tuek intersection.
The marchers will walk along Charoen Krung road to Si Phrya and Silom and then end their marching at Lumpini Park.