A rally led by the Rural Doctors Society calling on the government to dismiss minister Pradit Sinthawanarong was vowed to be stopped by the Public Health Ministry.

The planned demonstration will be held next week outside the house of the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. On the other hand, the President of the society threatened to file a lawsuit against the ministry if he is stopped from attending the said rally.

There were reports that the Society were prevented on going to a rally because there possible clashes with the pro-Government Red Shirt members. The Red Shirt members are also planning to protect the Prime Minister's home. However, the location of their meeting was not revealed.

The ministry sent an official letter to all provincial public health chiefs, especially in the Northeast provinces of Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Mahasarakham and Roi-Et. The letter calls on them to prohibit officials as well as medical workers from taking leave to join the protest, which will be held from June 5 to 7. They are only allowed to take leave if it is necessary. The ministry has cancelled all meetings in Bangkok scheduled for next week in order to prevent health officials from joining the demonstration. They will face disciplinary punishment if they ask for leave and are later seen joining the demonstration.