Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Reds abandon Pan Fah Bridge to regroup at Rajprasong for the 'last battle'
The reds made another strategic move today: They closed down the Pan Fah stage and moved the protestors from there to Rajprasong Interesection. One of the leaders declared: "We are regrouping to fight the last battle."
Officially, the red leaders say this move was to improve the efficiency of management of the protest movement because there were indications that the government was planning a move to disperse the crowd at Pan Fah.
Army spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd has a different interpretation. He told a radio programme just now: "Because of the dwindling number of protestors at both sites, the red leaders were using the people from Pan Fah as a human shield to protect them from being arrested."
Arrest warrants have been issued for a total of 24 red leaders so far.