Political violence during the period prior to the July 3 election threatens to escalate, given the new designation of police of the red areas on top of a similar list, and an incident in which a Democratic candidate was harassed during their meeting in Phitsanulok on Friday.
Besides the “hot spots” in 15 provinces, including Bangkok before the police designated to increase security to stop the violence against the likely policy, a new category of “red zone” is assigned to Chiang Rai, Nakhon Sawan and Narathiwat, not found in the waters listed in the field, marking the greatest potential for violence, while all candidates are under police protection.
Police have also created a new security alert based on “the intensity and probability” of any incidents in 37 districts in 17 provinces including both in the red zone and on the Hot Spot, a total of 375 throughout the country. The criteria used here are warning the defections of candidates and elections between competing parties and arrivals of people living elsewhere.
Among the 37 groups, six are in normal alert status, another 28 extra alertness and six others in a state of alert, said Prawuth, who said that provinces were in reporting illegal activities or incidents that lead to violence can occur throughout the day in 1599.
After an incident in which the Democratic candidate Warong Dejkijwikrom was pushed hard in the chest by three men during his vists on Saturday in Phitsanulok, Caretaker Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Party, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has canceled a series of visits in Chiang Mai, according to the party candidate Norraphol Tantimontree.
Demonstrations are planned in the new district of Mae ass after party officials reported a large number of red flags a clear signal of strong support for Pheu Thai Party for the local population undemocratic red shirt in the Muang district, Widespan along with vandalism of Democratic presidential banners and cartoons.
Norraphol officials said the party had lodged complaints with the provincial office of the Election Commission on several incidents allegedly between rival parties against Democratic candidates and staff during the campaigns in Chiang Mai, popularly acclaimed in and dubbed by media as capital of red. ”
Abhisit had vowed to continue his tour of the North despite Warong incident, saying he would make planned visits to places across the country including many in the North just waiting to confirm dates and times.
The number of candidates seeking police protection is now 288, 10 games, especially those campaigning in North and Northeast.
A police spokesman, Maj. Gen. Pol Prawuth Thawornsiri, yesterday also warned against the bookies running an election ad hoc gaming system and the results of voting, especially in certain websites welcome punt users online.
Although there has been no criminal case of complaints about voting results bets, but that online betting is illegal and violators are subject to a maximum of five years imprisonment and / or a fine of up to BT200, 000.
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