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Govt complex 'off limits' to red-shirt rally

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Activist monk Luang Pu Buddha Issara yesterday vowed to prevent red shirts gaining access to the government complex at Chaeng Watthana if they rally there in support of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday. 

Luang Pu's comments raised fears of possible clashes if the red shirts do try to converge on the court building. Ms Yingluck is due to appear before the Constitutional Court there that day.    

The monk, a co-leader of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) at the Chaeng Watthana rally site, was speaking following a meeting with Col Worawut Wuthisiri, commander of the 1st Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment, to discuss security measures at the demonstration site yesterday. According to Luang Pu, Col Worawut asked him to allow red shirts to gather at the government complex when the premier testifies in court.

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