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Thailand Protests



Thailand Protests

The most of the Thailand protests are related to the ‘red shirts’. The chaos get on the international airport from the Thailand’s capital Bangkok, in 2008, blocked because of a huge meeting of the opposition. 3.000 passengers, the most of them foreign citizens, spent the night in terminal after a grenade exploded and injured three people.

Over 8.000 protestants took the Bangkok airport’s control and no airplay landed or took off without their accord. Hundreds of air races were cancelled or left with big delays. Violent manifestations also took place on the capital’s streets. In April 2010, the Thai soldiers have order to open the fire against the protestants from Bangkok in case that they can’t reject them using the nonlethal weapons and the Thai premier thought of imposing the martial law.


The ‘red shirts’, the anti-governmental protestants from Bangkok, gave up on the protests after the Thai army occupied the downtown warning that will open the fire against the protestants. The security forces can use the tear gas and if the protestants will not be stopped, the soldiers will receive order to shoot with war ammunition.


Thailand Protests

The protestants are seen as terrorists by the Bangkok regime and are accused of owning acid, grenades and Molotov cocktails.

More, the premier Abhisit Vejjajiva announced that the army takes into consideration the possibility of installing the martial law to use all the necessary tools against the demonstrators who blocked the commercial area from the Bangkok’s downtown and threatened to occupy an important financial centre also.

In front of the army’s threatens, the ‘red shirts’ cancelled the Thailand protests in order to bond the occupied positions before starting a ‘big war’ on the Thailand capital’s streets.


The ‘red shirts’, the supporters of the ex-premier Thaksin shinawatra who lost the power in 2006, occupied Bangkok for more than a month and asked for the Government’s resignation about which they say it’s illegitimate because it was chosen by the parliamentary’ s vote and not by the people’s vote.


At least 25 people died and another 800 were injured in Bangkok from the beginning of the Thailand protests and the local and international observers are afraid that the things will degenerate once with the sending of the armed soldiers on streets.


The witnesses of the bloody confrontations said that the soldiers opened the fire against the protestants, a fact that led to the fast escalation of the violence, making hundreds of victims. After couple of months, Thailand gave up on the emergency state in three provinces, including the capital, after months of protests.


These provinces are Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima.

Protests in Thailand


The decree forbidden the public gatherings with more than 5 persons and the authorities could arrest the suspects on a period up to one month, without being accused. The restriction was necessary to stop the opposition’s demonstrations and the protests of the ‘red shirts’. All these Thailand protests were a possible threat for the country’s tourism.



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