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Thailand's anti-gov't group to go ahead with rally as planned Sunday

Written By vibykhmer on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | 11:09 AM

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva addresses a press conference in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, Aug. 25, 2009. Thailand's cabinet Tuesday approved the government to impose an Internal Security Act in Dusit district of capital Bangkok from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 to ensure law and order during a mass anti-government rally planned on Sunday by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). (Xinhua/Tana)

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva addresses a press conference in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, Aug. 25, 2009. Thailand's cabinet Tuesday approved the government to impose an Internal Security Act in Dusit district of capital Bangkok from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 to ensure law and order during a mass anti-government rally planned on Sunday by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). (Xinhua/Tana)

BANGKOK, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) will go ahead with a plan to stage an anti-government rally at the Royal Plaza in the center of capital Bangkok although the government will enforce the Internal Security Act from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, Jatuporn Promphan, UDD core leader said Tuesday.

The UDD group, which is also known as the red-shirted group, will stage the anti-government rally in an attempt to topple the Democrat-led coalition government.

Jatuporn said UDD core leaders will meet on Wednesday to discuss details of the demonstration, the website by Bangkok Post reported, adding that the protest would be prolonged, if the government uses force to disperse demonstrators.

Earlier Tuesday, Thai Prime Minister's Office Minister Sathit Wongnongtaey said that the cabinet approved the enforcement since intelligence agencies have learnt the UDD core leaders have reportedly planned to instigate unrest with goal to bring down the government.

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