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Boonlert calls it quits amid clashes

20,000 POLICE, TROOPS OUTNUMBER PITAK SIAM PROTESTERS

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Pitak Siam leader Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit yesterday called off the group's anti-government protest after an eight-hour rally which left 61 people injured, 137 arrested and drew a lower-than-expected turnout. 

End of the movement: Early Saturday evening, Pitak Siam leader Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit announced to the crowd and disappointed aides the end of the rally, and the end of his involvement with the Pitak Siam movement.

Gen Boonlert also stood down as the group's leader.

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