BANGKOK, 18 November 2013 The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is gearing up for mass rallies to be held by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) ahead of the Constitutional Court’s verdict on the charter amendment bill concerning the Senate’s origin.
The UDD is planning to bring 30,000 supporters from across the country to pressure the court to decide in favor of the ruling Pheu Thai Party which has been accused of violating the Constitution by amending the composition of the Senate.
The protesters will gather at the Rajamangala Stadium on November 19 and will march to the Constitutional Court on Chaeng Wattana Road on November 20 to observe the deliberation.
The BMA is considering setting up a war room in affected districts to prepare for the demonstrations. Water units, mobile toilets and other equipment will be sent to the site to accommodate the rally-goers. The City Hall reiterated that demonstrators of any political faction will be given the same assistance in a bid to ensure fairness.