Police ready for red-shirt rally
- Published: 23 Jun 2012 at 12.35
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The Metropolitan Police Bureau will deploy four companies of police to maintain peace and order at the Democracy Monument where the red-shirt movement is scheduled to hold a mass rally on Sunday.
Police will be deployed in areas near the monument, the Khok Wua and Phan Fa intersections, said Pol Maj Gen Wallop Prathummuang, commander of Metropolitan Police Division 6.Police expect about 50,000 red-shirts to join the planned mass gathering.Co-leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) said their protest had two purposes. One is to commemorate the end of the absolute monarchy in Thailand 80 years ago, and the other is to show their opposition to any intervention in the democratic process.Chairwoman Thida Thavornseth said on Friday that the UDD would also take this opportunity to launch a signature collection campaign to seek the impeachment of the judges of the Constitution Court. She expected to get about...
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