Thailand invokes Internal Security Act to handle Red-Shirt demonstrators

 Thailand invokes Internal Security Act to handle Red-Shirt demonstrators

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BANGKOK, Sept 15 (TNA) – The Cabinet on Tuesday resolved to invoke the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Bangkok’s key Dusit district from September 18-22 ahead of this weekend’s planned anti-government “Red-Shirt” demonstration when the protesters will mark the third anniversary of the coup which toppled then prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

The Cabinet anticipates that the rally could draw hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters from the capital and upcountry, which warrants applying the law to prevent any possible disturbance, according to Panithan Wattanyagorn, acting government spokesman.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva assured the Cabinet that law enforcement officers will not infringe the constitutional rights of the would-be demonstrators in their activities, Mr Panithan said, emphasising that the measures to be applied will not adversely affect Thailand’s tourism industry.

The security law will be enforced in Bangkok’s historic Dusit district, which is home to Parliament and Government House, the seat of the government.

(MCOT)



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