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Pro-govt groups grow stronger

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Various pro-government groups on Thursday reinforced their solidarity against a possible coup while government authorities went onto full alert for the weekend rally aimed at toppling the Yingluck Shinawatra administration. 

Payao Akkahad, mother of the slain volunteer medic at Pathum Wanaram temple on May 19, 2010, led a dozen relatives of the victims of the 2010 crackdown to appeal to Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, the national army chief, not to support the Pitak Siam rally.

An officer at the Army Headquarters received their appeal letter, which demanded the military protect democracy and the will of the majority of the Thai people.

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