'People Go' marchers head for Korat's Pak Chong

'People Go' marchers head for Korat's Pak Chong

Demonstrators from the People Go group walk along Mittaphab Highway to Pak Chong district in Nakhon Ratchasima on Sunday. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)
Demonstrators from the People Go group walk along Mittaphab Highway to Pak Chong district in Nakhon Ratchasima on Sunday. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Demonstrators from the "People Go" group -- currently on a 247-kilometre march from Nakhon Ratchasima to Government House in Bangkok -- will on Sunday night stay overnight at the Pak Chong district town.

The marchers are calling for the release on bail of four key members of the People's Movement now being detained at the Bangkok Remand Prison on various charges -- including lese majeste -- in connection with the demonstrations at Thammasat University and Sanam Luang on Sept 19-20.

Moreover, the demonstrators aim to reiterate the movement's three demands - the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet, an extraordinary House session to rewrite the constitution to benefit the people and reform of the monarchy.

Sunday marked the sixth day of the march that began on Feb 16. In the morning, demonstrators led by Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, also known as Pai Dao Din, departed from in front of the Military Working Dog School of the army's Veterinary and Remount Department in tambon Nong Sarai, Pak Chong district.

They proceeded along Mittaphab Highway, passing under the elevated motorway before turning to take Highway 2422, heading for the district town of Pak Chong where they planned to stay overnight at an open ground near the highway police station after a 15.3-km walk.

At the camping ground, the marchers planned to conduct special activities to boost morale.

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