Thai Opposition's Red Shirts Expect 10,000 at Tonight's Rally in Bangkok

Thai opposition protesters plan to gather 10,000 people in central Bangkok tonight to mark the six- month anniversary of a military crackdown ending demonstrations earlier this year, protest leader Sombat Boonngarm-anong said.

The protest will only last a few hours as the red-shirted group aligned with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra focuses on an election that must be called next year, he said by phone today. Demonstrations earlier this year lasted for more than two months and killed at least 89 people.

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