Udon Thani-based red-shirt leader Kwanchai Praipana Sunday announced a mass rally at Thung Si Muang in front of the provincial hall in a show of force against the anti-government Pitak Siam’s rally on Nov 24, the Thai Rath website reported.
The rally, which will take place on Friday -- one day before the Pitak Siam gathering -- was expected to draw about 50,000 supporters of the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and the Pheu Thai Party from northeastern provinces, Mr Kwanchai said.
He said UDD leaders and core supporters from Bangkok had accepted his invitation to attend the rally. They include Jatuporn Prompan and two former members of the defunct Thai Rak Thai Party -- one of the ruling Pheu Thai Party's two previous incarnations -- Adisorn Piangket and Sutin Klungsang, among others.
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