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Bangkok Shutdown: Protesters vow not to disrupt air traffic

Published on Jan 14, 2014 3:18 PM
 
Thai anti-government protesters wave national flags as they occupy Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok on Monday, Jan 13, 2014. A radical student network that is part of the anti-government protests in Bangkok has been asked not to shut down the city's air traffic control hub, protest leaders say. -- PHOTO: AFP

A radical student network that is part of the anti-government protests in Bangkok has been asked not to shut down the city's air traffic control hub, protest leaders say.

Mr Akanat Promphan, spokesman for the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) which is mounting city-wide rallies to force caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign - and to derail a mid-term poll on Feb 2 - told The Straits Times: "We have asked the student network to back down from this."

"They have agreed - for now. But if they decide to do so we will try our best to convince them not to.

"It's not our intention to disrupt the people's normal daily routine. We want the support of the people," he said.

 
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