Friday, November 29, 2013
Thailand protesters Assault Army Headquarters
Around 1,200 anti-government protesters stormed the headquarters of the Thai army in central Bangkok on Friday in an effort to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra .
Army before moving the main command center to a military camp on the outskirts of the city . However , the invasion of the base is very symbolic . The protesters demanded the army to decide which party was in ..
Thailand's army spokesman , Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the protesters gathered at the headquarters complex and has not entered any building facility . " From the [ information ] I gather, they want to submit a letter to the chief of staff of the army , " he said . According to him , the center is now secretary of the Army to meet the protesters .
Elsewhere , a group of protesters walked to the headquarters of the ruling party , Pheu Thai . Meanwhile , another group gathered outside a large shopping center to prepare for a convoy toward the U.S. Embassy . In that place , legislators from the opposition , Korn Chatikavanji meant to convey an open letter containing the alleged violation Yingluck government .
Many Thais feel angry over the government's plan to introduce at the beginning of the amnesty law that would allow the former leader of Thailand , Thaksin Shinawatra , to return to the country as a free man ..
Thaksin is still be a divisive figure . While there are still many Thais give thanks to the support of Thaksin populist policies , the military and the palace group of bureaucrats are often concerned that their influence erode the system of democratic checks and balances in the country .
After a number of demonstrations in early November , interesting Yingluck government amnesty plan . However , over the last week , demonstrators again took to the streets to force Yingluck down from power chair and ward Shinawatra clan to engage in political power .
Led by opposition legislators , Suthep Thaugsuban , the protesters began commuting to and around the ministry offices . ( WSJ )