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Thai anti-government protesters move to new rally site at Makkhawan Rangsan

Published on May 12, 2014 2:17 PM
Anti-government protesters rally at Government House in Bangkok on May 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Anti-government protesters on Monday cleaned Lumpini Park as they prepared to move to a new rally site at Makkhawan Rangsan Bridge on Rajdamnoen Road.

The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters had occupied the park for two months. The protesters were seen packing their belongings and their tents on Monday.

They are scheduled to depart the park at 2.14pm local time. The march to Makkhawan Rangsan will be led by key protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and other leaders.

Upon arrival at the site, some protesters will go to the Parliament to monitor the Senate's special session on the political situation.

Bomb squads are scheduled to check the park for possible abandoned explosives after the protesters leave.