PTV protest at Sanam Luang


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At the plaza in front of the BMA building, a large group of people turn out for the PTV protest



Almost like being there: PTV protest at Sanam Luang - 6:34pm, March 30, 2007
More: PTV and PTV rallies
Also: High tension in Thailand

How many protesters?
This protest was probably no larger than the March 23 rally, but just packed into a smaller space.

Other media estimates:

Thousands - Thousands join anti-government rally - TNA, March 29, 2007
Thousands of citizens gathered peacefully Friday to listen to anti-government speeches by former key members of the then ruling Thai Rak Thai Party of deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra...

1,000 - PTV rally speakers again rail at junta - The Nation, March 31, 2007
PTV station's anti-coup rally went ahead yesterday in front of City Hall amid tight police security and attended by just over 1,000 people...

3,000 - Crowd small and peaceful at Thai anti-government protest - IHT, March 30, 2007
...Up to 3,000 people attended, according to district police chief Col. Chumporn Karnchanarat...

4,000 - 4,000 join pro-Thaksin protest - Bangkok Post, March 31, 2007
...About 4,000 people converged at City Hall's Lan Khon Muang public ground for a rally led by PTV, the satellite-based television station launched by former members of the Thai Rak Thai party founded by deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.


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People in the crowd


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Another view of BMA plaza - As with last week's protest, the crowd seemed very attentive, but sedate.


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Meanwhile at Sanam Luang, a smattering of people listen to an impassioned speech


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Another view of the Sanam Luang protest


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Most of the park was filled with a kite fighting competition (above and below)


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More: PTV and PTV rallies
Also: High tension in Thailand

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