Anti-govt group to stage new rally Nov 24


BANGKOK, Nov 10 – The anti-government Pitak Siam group will rally again at the Royal Plaza on November 24, targeting to draw as many as one million protesters to unseat the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The movement led by Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit and former foreign minister Sqn Ldr Prasong Soonsiri have met at the office of Royal Turf Club on Saturday to discuss further moves on an anti-government rally.

Gen Boonlert told reporters after the meeting that the second mass rally would be held on November 24 at 9.01am but the venue has changed from Bangkok’s Royal Turf Club to the Royal Plaza.

The retired general said the Royal Turf Club was a closed area so the rally could put no pressure on the government.

He said the demonstration would not be prolonged as he did not want the gathering to affect the general public. He said the final decision would rely on the situation but he believed the rally would be no longer than two days and one night.

He indicated that the rally may be the final one, whether the government resigns or not.

Gen Boonlert had earlier pledged he would cancel the demonstration if the target of one million participants could not be achieved.