The government has deployed additional police and soldiers at the Bangkok residence in Sukhumvit Soi 31 of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva after the red-shirt leaders yesterday declared they would lead supporters to visit 10 key spots in Bangkok this morning, reports said.More troops and riot police were also desployed inside and around the 11th Infantry Regiment on Phahon Yothin road of Bangkok's Bang Khen district this morning. Two lines of barbed wire and barricades were set up around the military camp.
The government's Centre for Public Administration in Emergency Situations was to meet about 9am to assess the situation.
Natthawut Saikua, a core leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), said at the Ratchaprasong rally stage on Friday morning that from 9am the red-shirts will start their biggest-ever mobile rallies to pressure for a House dissolution and topple the ruling aristocratic clique (amataya).
He did not disclose the targeted spots but said they could include the homes of Mr Abhisit, his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban or Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, the deputy army chief.
The red-shirts at Phan Fa Bridge and Ratchaprasong were awaiting the order of their leaders to start their mobile rallies.