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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:19 PM

20,000 police (in Bangkok), troops go on alert

Last edited Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:36 AM - Edit history (2)

Source: Bangkok Post

Police estimate that up to 76,000 protesters could turn up for the rally at the Royal Plaza today, although Pitak Siam members downplayed the estimate as well as government fears that the protest could turn violent.

One Pitak Siam member said the enactment of the Internal Security Act (ISA) on Thursday by the government will curb the number of protesters who can reach the rally site, particularly those coming from upcountry.

"[The government] has set up checkpoints along the major highways to Bangkok, and so many caravans have been delayed in travelling to the capital," the member said, adding that the group has discussed whether to relocate the protest.

But retired Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit, the leader of the Pitak Siam group, decided against any change to the rally plans, and told members the aggressive moves made by the government against the protest would actually spur public support for the movement.

Read more: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/322812/

Thaksin's puppet regime is still trying to find a way to get around the Court's indictment of Thaksin and the impounding of about $ 2 Billion in ill gotten assets.

In the meantime a new wave of protests are coming from people previously not attached to the PAD (Yellow Shirts).

All the while folks in the rural areas are starting to realize that the government's campaign promises to redistribute wealth and provide huge increases in the minimum wage were all deceptive lies.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:54 PM

1. Will help if you will add, in parenthesis (in Bangkok) to the title (nt)

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:39 AM

2. good suggestion. This demonstration has been months in the making so in my mind there is only

one place in the world that would need 20,000 cops on Sunday.

Frankly I expect the government to have some bloody provocatuers to be able to trigger a reaction, but we will see.

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