The Red Shirt movement will hold ceremonies next month to mark the 2nd anniversary of its protests against the then Abhisit administration at Democracy Monument and Ratchaprasong intersection, UDD Chairperson Thida Thavornseth said here Friday.

The merit-making ceremony and activities would be held 10 April to commemorate the deaths of fellow red shirts killed in the clash with government troops at Khok Wua intersection on Rachadamnoen Avenue, near the Democracy Monument on April 10, 2010.

on 19 May, the UDD will hold activities at Ratchaprasong, Bangkok's prime business and shopping zone, to mark the 2nd anniversary of the May 19 protest clampdown.

The UDD chairperson urged retailers and shop owners in the Ratchaprasong area to adjust their work and sales hours in anticipation of a mass gathering of Red Shirt supporters and ease its impact on their trade.