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Bangkok shutdown is closing

posted 2 Mar 2014, 02:41 by Happi Mess
Rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban spoke to anti-government protesters at new rally site at Lumpini Park on Sunday.

All rally sites; Pathumwan, Rajprasong, Silom and Asoke, were dissolved except that at the Government Complex on Chang Wattana road. Lumpini, starting on Monday, will be the main rally site for People’s Democratic for Reform Committee (PDRC).

Suthep together with co-leaders and Student and People Network for Thailand’s Reform (STR) coordinator Uthai Yodmanee, led the protesters from the Pathumwan rally site to Lumpini Park this morning.

They marched along Phaya Thai Road to Rama IV Road where Lumpini Park is located.

In a related development, protesters from other protest venues

Asok, Silom, and Ratchaprasong have been moved to join the rally at the Lumpini protest site.

However, Buddhist monk Phra Buddha Issara did not move to join the Lumpini rally site. The monk stood firm that the Chaeng Wattana stage would remain.

Suthep on Friday announced an end to "Bangkok Shutdown," which started from Jan 13 in an attempt to oust the caretaker government in order to pave the way for political reform.