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Big rally turn-out surprises govt

Siam Pitak group plans to escalate protest action

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  • Writer: Pradit Ruangdit, King-Oua Laohong & Wassana Nanuam
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Buoyed by what it calls a big turn-out, the Siam Pitak group is planning to hold its next rally against the Pheu Thai-led government within a month. 

Anti-government protest groups turn up in force at the Royal Turf Club in the Nang Loeng area. The Pitak Siam group, the rally’s organiser, claimed the event drew 20,000 people, while police estimates put the number at a more modest 6,000. PATIPAT JANTHONG

Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit, a retired officer and the core organiser, believes the campaign is gathering momentum.

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