- Posted December 8, 2013 by
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Yellow Shirts Incline to Resist Democratic Elections
"Yellow Shirt" protesters seeking to topple the elected Government have begun their rallies in Bangkok today but much to their surprise, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the morning had announced that Parliament was to dissolve and making way to an election.
The anti-democracy group, which was known for its role in the violent seizure of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in 2008, consist of mostly middle to upper-class residents of Bangkok. The movement, which is allied to Suthep Thaugsuban's mob and the Democrat Party, aims to install unelected leaders in a so-called "people's coup" in the capital city of Thailand.
Today's loud rally saw many switching slogans from "anti-Thaksin regime" to "anti-election" as accordingly to public sentiments, the Democrat Party had sustained heavily political casualty with its role in the deadly crackdown of "Red Shirt" protesters in 2010 and their support for the "people's council" as claimed by Suthep.
The vast majority fear a return to dictatorship, as was the case after the army coup of 2006 and during Abhisit Vejjajiva's rule, until the Democrat leader lost to Yingluck Shinawatra in the elections in 2011.
With the Parliament dissolved and the onset of preparation for the elections, the "Yellow Shirts" are back on the streets of Bangkok, continuing in their neo-fascist quest of intimidation and the suppression of the right to vote.
(Picture: Suthep's anti-democracy mob and "Yellow Shirts" attacking and intimidating the passengers of a bus)