Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters block troop movementApril 22nd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Khon Kaen, Apr 22(ANI): About 500 protesters of Thailand’s opposition United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), also known as the “Red Shirts”, have blocked a train transporting 50 soldiers and about 20 military vehicles leaving from the Khon Kaen railway station.
The protesters believed the soldiers and vehicles were being sent to disperse Red Shirts gathered in Bangkok.
According to reports, they placed a log and a cement pipe on the railway track to prevent the train from leaving, and camped out at the station to keep watch on any attempt to move the soldiers.
The 50 soldiers were from the Mahesak Polasep Army Camp, and were scheduled to travel to Pattani’s Yarang District along with the military vehicles, The Bangkok Post reports.
Earlier, another group of 500 Red Shirt protesters had stopped four coaches loaded with 195 soldiers on Mittraphap Road.
The soldiers said they were coming from Prachak Silapakom Army Camp in Udon Thani, and were heading South. (ANI)
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