Thai protesters to return to satellite station

BANGKOK (BestGrowthStock) – Anti-government protesters in Thailand said on Friday they would return to a satellite earth station to protest against the shutdown by the government of a television station that broadcasts their demonstrations live.

“We are marching now to ask them why they closed down People Channel and what right they have to shut out our eyes and ears,” Nattawut Saikua, a “red shirt” protest leader, told thousands of supporters in central Bangkok.

Thaicom Pcl’s satellite earth station in Pathum Thani province north of Bangkok was the scene of protests on Thursday after the television channel was blocked.

Earlier red shirts said they would march on 10 locations in defiance of a state of emergency. It was unclear whether they would later march to other places.

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(Reporting by Pracha Hariraksapitak; Writing by Ambika Ahuja; Editing by Alan Raybould)

Thai protesters to return to satellite station