Government invoke ISA in Bangkok to handle Saturday rally

Government invoke ISA in Bangkok to handle Saturday rally – The Nation, November 22, 2012
The government will invoke the Internal Security Act for nine days, starting today, in three Bangkok districts to handle the anti-government mass rally scheduled for this Saturday…

Police warn of plot to abduct Yingluck – Bangkok Post, November 22, 2012
…Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew said the cabinet decided to impose the Internal Security Act (ISA) in three districts of Bangkok from today until Nov 30 after security agencies reported receiving information there could be attempts to raid government premises and a plan to take Prime Minister Yingluck hostage…

Abhisit slams gov’t handling of rally – The Nation, November 22, 2012
…”I am very confused by the government’s handling of the rally because if the protest is peaceful and without weapons and violence, the government should facilitate it, as the people have a right to demonstrate in a democracy…”

ISA imposed in parts of Bangkok from Nov 22-30 – Bangkok Post, November 22, 2012
…Mr Chalerm said the ISA was effective from today until Nov 30 in Dusit, Phra Nakhon and Pomprap Sattruphai districts.
Mr Varathep said the ISA might be lifted before Nov 30 if the rally is orderly and peaceful.
The special cabinet’s decision to invoke the ISA was based on intelligence reports by security agencies which indicated that the Pitak Siam rally might put the people’s lives and property in danger.
Use of the ISA is one of the preventive measures, he said…

Chiang Mai reds rally against Seh Ai – Bangkok Post, November 22, 2012
…UDD chairwoman Tida Thawornsat and co-leader Nattawut Saikuar would address the rally from the stage. Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra might phone in to talk to his red-shirt supporters later tonight, she added…

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