Tens of thousands of Thailand’s United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) members, or the Red Shirts, are gathering on the western outskirts of Bangkok to show their support for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Paradorn Pattanatabut, security advisor of PM Yingluck, said that the two-day rally, started on April 5, is expected to attract more than 200,000 UDD demonstrators.

It is consider the largest rally by the Red Shirts since the country’s political crisis began several months ago.

More than 3,000 police officers and soldiers were sent to ensure security at the rally site.

No incidents of violence have been reported between the UDD demonstrators and anti-government protesters, who also staged their own rally on the day at Lumpini Park in downtown Bangkok, a long way from the site of red shirts.

The UDD’s rally comes at a time when Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is investigating Yingluck for an alleged dereliction of duty in running a rice-pledging scheme.-VNA