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Prayuth wants reds kept at bay

Fears escalate of 'warfare' in capital

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The upsurge in protest-related violence in recent days coupled with an announcement by the red shirts that they will stage a huge rally to ensure the survival of the Yingluck Shinawatra government is sparking concerns of "guerrilla warfare" being waged by armed elements from both pro- and anti-government sides. 

Security sources say "men in black" from both sides could end up battling it out in Bangkok if the red shirts carry out their threat to stage their rally to protect the government.

"We don’t expect it to be an all-out civil war but men in black from the red shirts will come to wage a guerrilla war with the 'popcorn warriors' helping People's Democratic Reform Committee [PDRC] protesters," one source said, saying the military is not thinking about declaring martial law.

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