Friday, September 23, 2011

1,000 red-shirts enter Cambodia


1,000 red-shirts enter Cambodia

More than 1,000 red-shirt supporters queued up at an immigration checkpoint in Sa Kaeo's Aranyaprathet district to enter Cambodia on Friday, reports said.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen shows his style during a training session at the Olympic stadium in Phnom Penh on Sept 22, 2011. (Photo EPA)
The atmosphere at the checkpoint was lively, with a large group of United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship supporters singing and dancing.
Many of them were carrying images of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.  
There were signs saying "Thaksin, We Miss You", "We Love Hun Sen" and "We Love Cambodia".

Reports said the UDD supporters were travelling by public and private buses and personal vehicles.

In Cambodia's Poipet, opposite of Sa Kaeo, Prime Minister Hun Sen had sent more than 50 air-conditioned buses to pick up the red-shirts, a Cambodian official who refused to give his name said.

He said the Cambodian premier had ordered Poipet officials to look after the red-shirts and not to let them lose a single drop of blood while they are in the country.

The red-shirts were believed planning to attend tomorrow's friendly football match between Cambodian government officials and Pheu Thai Party MPs and red-shirt leaders aimed at improving Thai-Cambodian relations and cooperation.
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