The large turnout at the anti-government rally at the Royal Turf Club on Sunday caught both the government and the organiser, the Pitak Siam group led by retired soldier Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit, by surprise.
Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit (Photo by Patipat Janthong)
The club’s stadium was filled to capacity with the crowd estimated at 20,000, many of them members of the Santi Asoke movement led by Phra Bhodhirak and the multi-coloured group. It was the biggest gathering of anti-Thaksin people in recent years.
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