Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has been allowed to use a building at Government House as a command centre for the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).
Mr Suthep and Nitithorn Lamlua, an adviser to the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand, asked the police and military commanders who guard Government House for permission to use the Santi Maitree building.
They plan to hold meetings of demonstration leaders and announce their daily statements there. In return, they promised to keep rank-and-file demonstrators outside the Government House complex.
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