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GOVERNMENT BACKERS SIGN ON AS 'DEMOCRACY PROTECTORS'

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  • Writer: Cheewin Sattha & Prasit Tangprasert
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Thousands of supporters of the Yingluck Shinawatra government from 20 northeastern provinces flocked to join the red shirts’ “Democracy Protection Volunteers Group” (DPVG) yesterday, with organisers saying they expect numbers to eventually reach 200,000 nationwide. 

NORTHERN PRIDE: Red-shirt supporters join a gathering in Chiang Mai yesterday.

The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) launched the campaign to form a powerful group that would counter the anti-government movement in Bangkok.

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