A local red-shirt leader here Sunday expressed opposition to holding an anti-government rally before His Majesty the King’s birthday, fearing the red-shirt movement would be seen as being disloyal to the King.
Despite the concern, Kwanchai Praiphana, chairman of the Udon Thani Loving People, said the final decision would depend on former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
The trio leaders of the red-shirt movement – Veera Musigapong, Natthawut Saikua and Jatuporn Promphan – announced earlier that they would hold a mass rally against the government from November 28 to December 3.
“I think there should be no movement before December 5 or else the red-shirt people will be seen with no loyalty for His Majesty,” Kwanchai said.
“At that time, there will be rehearsals of the Trooping of the Colour so it is inappropriate to rally in those days.”