Red Shirt protestors pledge to leave district

2010-04-05 08:02 BJT


In Bangkok, thousands of anti-government demonstrators, facing the threat of arrests, say they'll end their occupation in the Thai capital's commercial core.

However, they plan to continue their protest just in another location in the city.

A Red Shirt protest leader says they will move to an undisclosed location Monday morning -- just before the government said it would obtain a court order to clear the commercial district.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has repeatedly refused the Red Shirts' demand that he immediately dissolve Parliament and call new elections. The Prime Minister says the government will regain control of the situation without any losses.

Red Shirt supporters of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra shout slogans during anti-government protests at a tourist hub in Bangkok on April 4, 2010. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)
Red Shirt supporters of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra shout
slogans during anti-government protests at a tourist hub
in Bangkok on April 4, 2010. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)