Thailand demonstrations asked for the abolishment of
the premier and started in April 2010 with a force
demonstration in the Parliament’s court, the
Government’s members being evacuated with the
premier enforced the emergency situation in Bangkok,
where protests for subversion took place. The Red
Shirts’ movements, supporting the ex - premier
Thaksin Shinawatra, have never taken such a
dimension in the situation in which their protest
lasted more than 4 weeks. In exchange, the
authorities would want to avoid with any price the
minor incidents took place, the Red Shirts announced
the organization of a march to the
Parliament where a meeting of the Lower House was
taking place as well as reunion of the Government. The
meeting was postponed after the living of many
members, before the decision of the 5.000
demonstrators to enter the court. The Parliament’s
general secretary, Pitoon Pumhiran, said that the
demonstrators used a truck to put down the gate. After one
hour, two Blackhawks helicopters sent by the number 11
infantry regiment from army, where the Government took
refuge, landed in back of the building.
15 minutes, more officials were evacuated. The Red
Shirts did not worry for the presence of the forces
and withdrew peacefully. One of the leaders, Korkaew
Pikulthong, said that their mission was accomplished
and they can come back at their base.
The premier Abhisit Vejjajiva left the Parliament, too, before
the demonstrators came. He assisted at only 15
minutes of the Government’s meeting.
leader of a more and more fragile majority,
cancelled a visit to Washington, which had to take
place in April, where he was going to participate at
a summit dedicated to the nuclear security.
opposition obtained an important strategic position
by occupying a touristic and business district from
Bangkok, paralyzing the luxury hotels’ activity and
of the commercial centers, causing losses of million
accumulate influence with every day that passes, in the
conditions in which the authorities avoid to disperse the
demonstrators with force to avoid any sideslip.
According to the police, about 37.000 demonstrators
were in the touristic area and over 18.000 on a
boulevard from city, where they located starting
government lengthened the application of the law
regarding the internal security with one week, which
confers the army the possibility to organize
operations of maintain the order.
spokesman said that the Government is ready to enact
the emergency situation is the things go worse.
intervention effectives received orders not to use
the force and more officials, including Abhisit,
reiterate that they are for the peaceful solution of
The Red shirt
who are supported by the citizens from the rural area of the
Thailand’s North and North-East, consider the premier as
being illegitimate and representing the interests of the
elites from the capital. The movement asks the organization
of the anticipated elections.