Protesters marching again in Bangkok

Anti-government protesters under different groups were again marching in Bangkok on Monday to raise fund for farmers and pressure government officials to side with the protesters.

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The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) led by secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban began moving out about 10am from the BTS Ekamai station and along Ekamai road to Phetchaburi road then Thong Lor. The protesters were then to walk along inbound Sukhumvit road to their final destination at Asok intersection.

The PDRC protesters also marched for the same purpose on Friday in Silom area when they reported raising a total of 9.2 million baht of fund to help meet the expenses of farmers fighting for long overdue payments for rice delivered under the government's crop pledging scheme several months ago.

The Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand ws also moving from its base at Chamai Maruchet bridge near Government House to an undisclosed destination. Its leader, Uthai Yodmanee, said the march aims to put pressure on the caretaker government and state officials.

Another group of PDRC protesters were to  head to the Interior Ministry to merge with members of the State Enterprises Workers’ Relation Confederation, as they were afraid the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order would try to disperse the protesters.

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