Anti-govt PDRC gathers at Sanam Luang


BANGKOK, May 5– Anti-government protesters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) gathered at Sanam Luang ground today after marching from their protest site in Lumpini Park in the afternoon.

At about 2.30pm, PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban led his supporters donning yellow shirts in marching along Rama IV Road, passing Hua Lamphong railway station, Yaowarat, and the defence ministry to Sanam Luang ground.

Today’s rally was intended to express loyalty and offer blessings to His Majesty the King on the auspicious occasion of Coronation Day.

Additionally, the PDRC plans to lead its followers to make a pledge before the picture of the monarch to stage a political stance peacefully with the intention of making positive changes to the country and bringing in full democracy.

The anti-government group plans to hold a merit-making ceremony on Visakha Puja Day, which falls on May 13, before kicking off the last battle against the caretaker government on May 14.