Post any information, analysis or links you have about redshirt gatherings here (image above from twitpic).

Here is one extract from The Nation:

The Centre for Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) is confident the military and police will be able to keep the peace today.

A source from the CRES, who asked not to be named, said Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, as the CRES director, had not visited the Army headquarters – the CRES “war room” – and expected moves by the red shirts, their biggest gathering since May 19, would be mainly symbolic.

The source said an ill-intentioned group had tried to instigate trouble in Bangkok last week. Their targeted areas included the subway’s Asoke Station, the BTS Taksin Station and the Rama IX Bridge. National security officials learnt of their intentions and the group later abandoned its plan.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said agencies in charge of security were keeping an eye on the possibility of violence.

Although no plans for violence had been reported, he said security agencies must watch out for opportunists who might take chances during major political movements.

Abhisit declined to answer whether the movements had anything to do with reports of missing weapons. He said the Army should clarify the issue.

Security officers in Chiang Mai inspected areas in and around the Nakhon Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium, where the red shirts plan to hold commemoration events.

They also surveyed high-rise buildings and inspected the close-circuit cameras in and around the venue.

The red shirts started their activities yesterday morning with 50 vehicles joining a caravan from Big C Lat Phrao to Chiang Mai. Somyos Prueksakasemsuk and Sunai Jullapongsatorn were the leaders.

The group announced it was a symbolic activity, calling for the government to improve its performance and solve farmers’ revenue problems, as well as a change in the justice system to more trials by jury.