Pro-democracy protesters change venue, to rally at Lat Phrao Intersection


The Ratsadon pro-democracy group announced via the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration group’s Facebook page on Tuesday that their rally on Wednesday would be held at Lat Phrao Intersection, also known as Ha Yaek Lat Phrao, in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district from 4pm, instead of the Constitutional Court in Lak Si district.

Earlier this week, Ratsadon protesters had planned to gather in front of the Constitutional Court as December 2 is the day the court announces the verdict in a case against Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha for reportedly breaking Army rules by living in a military house after retirement.
Earlier this year, former Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong had ordered retired military officers to move out of their state-provided quarters before the end of February. However, he exempted Prayut and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, both retired Army generals, because of their “significant contributions to the country’s well-being”.
“If Prayut is found guilty in this case, he could be forced to step down as the court has deemed his action unconstitutional, rendering him unfit to be prime minister,” the group said in the Facebook post. “Please come out at Ha Yaek Lat Phrao from 4pm to witness this historical moment together,” the post added.