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Thailand's anti-government rallies continue despite House dissolution

Publication Date : 09-12-2013

 

Thousands of anti-government protesters from all directions on Monday continued their march to the Government House although Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced House dissolution.

Leaders of the protests, most of them were former Democrat MPs, said it was too late, the dissolution of the House was now meaningless as Yingluck government is still in the job as interim government.

They reiterated that setting up of ’people’s council’ is necessary to ensure that Thaksin Regime and its servants will not come back.

The protests from eight routes started at 9:39am and headed to the Government House. The main march from the Government Complex that is led by Suthep Thausuban left before the set time as it was the farthest compared to other routes.

The protesters at the Government Complex left the venue at 8:30am. None of protesters were left behind.

Some 50 vehicles joined the procession which had a convoy of motorcyclists in the front. Many people along the way joined the procession as it passed them.

Meanwhile Satit Wongnongtaey and Tavorn Senieum, protest leaders at the Democracy Monument, demanded the caretaker government to resign following House dissolution.

Satit told protesters that House dissolution was a first victory but was not enough for achieving real democracy and the protests would continue.

He said the People’s Democratic Reform Committee wanted the people’s council to be formed and the caretaker Cabinet to resign. Tavorn said the protesters wanted the caretaker government to resign.

Meanwhile hundreds of protesters whose rally site is near at the Government House arrived at the venue and started laying siege.

Yingluck who announced the House dissolution in the morning is at Royal Police Bureau headquarters on Pathumwan Road.

 

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