Two PDRC stages close Monday

The main anti-government rally stages at Lat Phrao and Victory Monument will be shut down on Monday and merged with the one at Lumpini Park for safety reasons.

Issara Somchai, a People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) co-leader who is supervising a rally site at Lat Phrao intersection, made the announcement on Sunday evening.

The move was aimed at ensuring better safety for the protesters after the two rally sites were attacked by gun and bomb attacks last month. 

Mr Issara said PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban would go to pick up the protesters at Lat Phrao at 9am. They will march to Victory Monument and carry on to join other demonstrators at Lumpini Park, using Phaholyothin Road. 

Monk Luang Pu Buddha Issara still leads a protest on Chaeng Wattana road, where the protesters were also attacked by gunmen.

Mr Suthep will ask Luang Pu to close the Chaeng Wattana protest venue and move to Lumpini Park. But if Luang Pu insists on staying there, Mr Suthep will not force the issue, Mr Issara said.  

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Discussion 1 : 03/02/2014 at 06:06 AM
The government should require closing of all sites that block traffic, such as the site at Asoke. The residents of Bangkok have more than tolerant in allowing this clear and dangerous to persist, but its time for this to end. The place is dangerous and poses a clear and imminent health and safety trick to nearby residents. Health and safety experts, local and foreign, have been saying this for months irrespective of politics. Why are the PDRC punishing the people of Bangkok?
Discussion 2 : 03/02/2014 at 01:04 AM
The protesters and the army are the only things preventing an elected dictatorship and continuing kleptocracy.
Discussion 3 : 03/02/2014 at 01:02 AM
Monk Luang Pu should get back to his temple, that is if he still follows the teaching of Buddha
Discussion 4 : 02/02/2014 at 09:55 PM
The Red Shirts are certainly showing their colours nowadays.

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