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Radical reds 'stocking arms' for city fight

Militant cells ready to act if poll delayed

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Violence by armed red-shirt militants against anti-government protesters is possible but remains a distant scenario unless the military or other agencies force a delay in the Feb 2 election, red-shirt sources said. 

Independent red-shirt militants and former supporters of the Pheu Thai Party from the lower Northeast region told the Bangkok Post that weapons and ammunition have been hidden in Bangkok and surrounding areas for some months.

"This is not to hit the protesters but to retaliate against a coup and anyone who forces the public and government agencies such as the Election Commission [EC] and the judiciary to postpone the election," said a red-shirt source in Ubon Ratchathani.

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