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Thai Red Shirts vow 'final fight' to defend PM Yingluck

Published on Apr 6, 2014 6:05 PM
 
Thailand's pro-government Red Shirt supporters rallied for a second day on Sunday, vowing to protect Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is facing a slew of legal challenges that could see her toppled within weeks. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's pro-government "Red Shirt" supporters rallied for a second day on Sunday, vowing to protect Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is facing a slew of legal challenges that could see her toppled within weeks.

Tens of thousands of Red Shirts descended on a wide road in a Bangkok suburb in a colourful and boisterous show of support for the crisis-mired premier, who has faced months of anti-government demonstrations in the Thai capital.

Drawn mostly from the poor but populous north and northeast, the Red Shirts say they will not accept the removal of another democratically elected government by a Bangkok-based royalist establishment backed by the judiciary and the military.

"This will be the final fight," Red Shirt chairman Jatuporn Prompan told the rally, which is due to end on Monday.

 
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