The conference was held at Liptapallop Hall inside HM King′s 80th Birthday Anniversary
stadium. Over 5,000 coordinators and activists under the leadership of the United Front of Democracy
Against Dictatorship (UDD) gathered at the venue this morning to hear speeches by UDD chairwoman
Other prominent UDD leaders such as Mr. Nattawut Saikua were also present
at the conference. The meeting was broadcast live on
Asia Update, a Redshirts-allied satellite channel.
Ms. Thida told the coordinators that the Redshirts must be on alert
for any potential military coup against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. She
also raised suspicion over the Royal Thai Army′s moving of tanks and other military equipment into
Bangkok this week for the occasion of Children′s Day.
Although the army has insisted the weaponry will be in Bangkok only
for a public display on Children′s Day, which falls on 11 Saturday this year, Ms. Thida criticised
the move, citing the already-fragile political turmoil in Bangkok.
"The army should not move armament into
Bangkok in this situation," Ms. Thida said.
The conference also exchanged opinions concerning the UDD′s further campaign
against the planned "shutdown" of Bangkok called by the People′s Committee for Absolute Democracy
With the King As Head of State (PCAD) on 13 January 2014.
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