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Suthep ups ante in amnesty bill battle


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The Democrat Party has backflipped on its anti-amnesty rally plans, announcing it will escalate the protest if it draws enough supporters on Sunday. 

The move came a day after Democrat MP for Surat Thani Suthep Thaugsuban, who is leading the Samsen demonstration, said the party would wait for Senate deliberation of the amnesty bill before stepping up efforts to oppose it.

That announcement was strongly criticised by anti-government coalition members, including the yellow-shirt People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD).

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