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1,000 Thais opposing early-House dissolution hold rally in Bangkok

2010-04-16 02:28:04 GMT2010-04-16 10:28:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

"Red-shirts" members attend a rally at Rathchaprasong area in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, on April 15, 2010. Some 18 police companies or 2,700 police personnel have been deployed to ensure security around the rally site Rathchaprasong area in the capital Bangkok, the spokesman of the Metropolitan Police Bureau said Thursday. The security plan was adjusted after the "red-shirts" abandoned the rally site Phan Fah Bridge to reinforce other "red-shirts" at the Rathchaprasong Intersection, Thai News Agency quoted the police spokesman as saying. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaoyong)

"Red-shirts" members attend a rally at Rathchaprasong area in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, on April 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaoyong)

"Red-shirts" members attend a rally at Rathchaprasong area in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, on April 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaoyong)

"Red-shirts" members attend a rally at Rathchaprasong area in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, on April 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaoyong)

BANGKOK, April 15 (Xinhua) -- About 1,000 Thais, who have opposed the early-House dissolution, staged Thursday a rally at the Victory Monument in the center of capital Bangkok to show their voice.

They said a daily rally will be held from 16:00 pm to 18:00 pm at the Victory Monument in the center of capital Bangkok.

Their gathering was also aimed to express moral support to injured soldiers from the clashes with the "red-shirts" on April 10, while the rally was also to show their support for the coalition government.

Doctor Tul Sithisomwong, the group coordinator, disclosed that currently the group's total member is about 300,000.

Among these 300,000 people included the fans of the anti-early- House-dissolution page of face book, Doctor Tul said.

On Friday (April 16), the group's members are also going to gather at the 11th Infantry Regiment, where the Center for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES), is located.

The 11th Infantry Regiment is located in capital Bangkok's Banghen district.

Meanwhile, the "red-shirts" announced Thursday evening that they plan to hold a new mass rally in Bangkok.

From Thursday, the "red-shirts" main rally site has been only at the Rathchaprasong area after Wednesday they abandoned another main rally site at the Phan Fah Bridge in Bangkok.

They have demanded Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to " immediately" dissolve the lower House of parliament and hold a new general election.

The "red-shirts" have still viewed that, apart from the House dissolution, there is no other solution to the country's on-going political conflict.

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