Thai supporters of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra called off protests due to start this weekend after Thaksin said the protests would occur too close to the King's birthday.
The red-shirted protestors were to rally in favor of current PM Abhisit Vejjajiva's resignation.
The Thai stock market rebounded 2.88% on the news. PM Abhisit said that the country's internal Security Act would remain in place over the period.
Source: Agence France Presse, "Thaksin supporters call off Thai protests," November 24, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1020462/1/.h...