Thaikorn Polsuwan, a core leader of the People’s Army against Thaksin Regime, said more provincial people will enter Bangkok to join the demonstration – mainly aimed at opposing a parliamentary debate on the controversial amnesty bill, set in the Lower House’s agenda on Wednesday.
He said a group of protesters, to be led by Air Marshal Vatchara Rithakanee, would submit a letter to the Chinese embassy this afternoon to explain the group’s principles in the rally.
A similar letter will be handed over to other embassies and international organisations in Bangkok, he added.
Mr Taikorn said he was worried by a report that some 2,000 “hard core” instigators were planning to incite unrest at the rally site to force the government to invoke the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Lumpini district.
Lumpini would be off-limits to demonstration if the ISA is enforced. The government has currently imposed the ISA in three key districts – Dusit, Pomprab Satrupai and Phra Nakhon – during August 1-10. Major government buildings and the Royal Palace are located in these three districts
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrived at Government House this morning under extra tight security. Many roads near Government House and Parliament House have been closed off to traffic since last week
Meanwhile, Commander of the Royal Guard’s First Division Wara Bunyasith, said 12 military tanks will move from Nakhon Nayok to Kanchanburi tomorrow morning for routine training while separate training is also held in Lopburi.
Maj Gen Wara said the military tanks will move to Samsen train station for their journey to Kanchanaburi.
His statement was to eliminate people’s anxiety over a coup. He said it was a normal manoeuvre without any suspicious agenda.