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CRES urges Red Shirts to leave Ratchaprasong by 3pm Monday

BANGKOK, May 16 (TNA) – Thailand’s Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) on Sunday urged anti-government Red Shirt protesters to leave their main rally site at Bangkok’s prime commercial area by Monday 3pm following clashes between troops and armed protesters which left 24 persons dead and ,over 200 wounded.

CRES spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd, in a nationally televised address, said Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, in his capacity of CRES director, has instructed police to coordinate with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Red Cross and non-governmental representatives, and the media to ask innocent protesters, particularly the elderly, children and women to leave the Ratchaprasong protest by 3pm tomorrow.

The spokesman said transportation will be provided for those who want to go home from now on until tomorrow.

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