Sunday, June 19, 2011

Red-shirts go 'planking" at Ratchaprasong, where Democrats will hold rally

Red-shirt protestors went "planking" at Ratchaprasong Intersection earlier today to mark their monthly event to seek culprits for the killing of 91 people last year in this area.

This intersection will be the site of a major rally by the Democrat party on June 23 -- a move that has raised criticism from the Pheu Thai Party, raising suspicion that Abhisit Vejjajiva may be trying to make "destructive political points" just two weeks before Election Day.

Abhisit insisted today that this intersection is public space and no party could monopolize it. "Of course, we will make constructive comments to seek ways to go beyond old conflicts."

The Democrat leader said: "I don't understand why the Pheu Thai leaders are getting scared."

Pheu Thai core leader Yingluck Shinawatra, asked about the Democrat plan, would only say that she hoped the Democrats won't make any negative reference to her party.

Abhisit retorted that Yingluck should try to rein in the red-shirts some of whom have been trying to disrupt his campaigns.

Yingluck responded by saying that it was the red-shirts' right to express their opionion and that she was in no position to tell them to stop doing what they could legally do.

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