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October 14 rally ‘will last at least a week’

A LEADER of the pro-democracy movement said on stage in Nakhon Ratchasima province today (Oct. 11) that the October 14 demonstration will last at least a week with the protesters to march to Government House to pressure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down, Sanook.com quoted Voice TV as saying.

Anon Nampa, a lawyer and political activist, told his supporters that the People’s Party had enough funds to demonstrate at the Democracy Monument for at least a month, but they should pack their bags for a seven-day stay as part of their strategy of “eating one bite at a time.”

Their three demands are as follows:

        Prime Minister Prayut and his supporters quit from their posts;

        An extraordinary sitting of Parliament be convened to consider the people’s draft constitution;

        Monarchy reforms.

Anon added that on October 14 the demonstrators would be marching to Government House at 5 p.m.to pressure Gen. Prayut to resign.

Also whenever Parliament holds an extraordinary sitting the demonstrators will move there to pressure the MPs to vote for considering the people’s draft constitution.

He added that the October 14 rally will not be located at one spot, the Democracy Monument, but will be moving to various points and will definitely last at least a week.

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Top: Anon announces October 14 demonstration plans. Thai headline says, “Don’t quit, won’t leave.” Photo: Sanook.com

 

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