The Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) asks all sides to exercise the utmost restraint on April 5th when both pro and anti-government protesters plan to stage mass rallies.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, in his capacity as CAPO chief advisor, ordered all security agencies, the army and the police, to tighten security measures this coming Saturday.
He said a “war room” would be set up to keep a watchful eye on the situation, giving an assurance that CAPO would be providing impartial security for both the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) in a bid to prevent any third party interference.
Mr. Surapong also urged the army not to take sides in the political conflict, while voicing confidence that the military would not impose martial law.
The CAPO chief advisor also called on both the PDRC and the UDD to refrain from resorting to any kind of violence, so as not to inflame the conflict.
Lastly, he urged all citizens, for their own safety, not to join the planned mass rallies and to avoid all demonstration sites if possible.