23 Jun '11, 6am

Thai PM to rally at sensitive protest site

BANGKOK (AP) — Despite opposition fears of violence, Thailand's prime minister has vowed to go ahead with a campaign rally Thursday at a Bangkok intersection that was the center of anti-government protests last year that ended with more than 90 people dead. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the political rally, which comes ahead of the tense nation's July 3 elections, would allow his party to tell "the truth" about what happened during the two-month demonstrations that paralyzed the heart of this Southeast Asian city in the spring of 2010. The military eventually cracked down and the ensuing chaos left much of the skyline in flames. "There has been one-sided criticism against the government and that (has) somewhat swayed the people," Abhisit told reporters Wednesday. "I'm confident people will open up for the speech and they would like to know (what happened last year)...

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