The crowd was smaller than previous protests--probably because of the threat of rain. Here a lady is ready to sell umbrellas for 100 baht.
Almost like being there: PTV rally #4 - 6:50pm, April 27, 2007
More: PTV and PTV rallies
Also: High tension in Thailand
How many protesters?
The number of protesters was no more than a third of the largest protest on April 8
Other media estimates:
4000: Some 4,000 protest Thailand's junta - AFX News Limited, April 27, 2007
1000: PTV to shift its rallies to Sundays - Bangkok Post, April 28, 2007
The rally drew about 1,000 people. The northern half of Sanam Luang was reserved for the gathering as the area was sealed off with steel barriers. Rally-goers were searched by security personnel before entering the area...
1000: Demonstrators again hold anti-coup rally in Bangkok - People's Daily Online, April 28, 2007
More than 1000 demonstrators held an anti-coup and anti-government rally in Bangkok's Sanam Luang (the Royal Square) late Friday, calling for the government...
800 to 3,000: Threat from 'large' anti-govt rally much overrated - The Nation, April 29, 2007
The turnout ranged between 800 and 3,000 people, according to estimates in news reports.
The rally's organisers, who are ex-Thai Rak Thai members, earlier boasted that there could be up to 30,000 people attending, and that they would stay on until the Constitutional Court passes its judgement on the fate of the Thai Rak Thai Party late next month...
The sign on the left has an odd transliteration. It is supposed to say "CNS" in English.
Some rally participants seated on construction materials left near the stage.
While the crowd was smaller, overall the listeners were more enthusiastic, directed and cheered on by a few people at the front of the crowd. Several of the speakers were also well-received by the crowd.
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