- Posted January 18, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Barbaric Violence Against Unarmed Citizens.
January 17,2014. At approximately 1 PM , The People's Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD), lead by Mr.Suthep Thuagsuban was attacked by grenades thrown from an apparently abandon building on Bantad Thong Street not far from the National Sport Stadium. They were undertaking their normal function of peacefully parading along various streets as part of their Shut Down Bangkok program. The attack resulted in at least 1 death and about 40 injures.
Keep in mind that the government under PM Yingluck Shinawatra which at the moment has the status of “interim government” is propped up by only one branch of power, the Police. One can clearly see that desperate action is being taken as the last resource to intimidate the protesters from massively supporting the PCAD. The Police had tried unsuccessfully many times to use the Justice System to achieve this goal. Times and times again the Constitutional Court had ruled that what the PCAD was doing was perfectly legal.
Article 3, Part 11, Section 63 of The Kingdom's Constitution states:
Liberties to Assembly and Association.
A person shall enjoy the liberty to assemble peacefully and without arms.
The restriction on such liberty under paragraph one shall not be imposed except by virtue of the law specifically enacted for the purpose of public assembling and for securing public convenience in the use of public places or for the maintenance of public order during the time when the country is in a state of war, or when a state of emergency or martial law is declared.
The PCAD was demonstrating peacefully and without arms against an “interim government” that they considered “illegitimate”. The rouge government who had openly announced non-acceptance of the Constitutional Court's, the Supreme Law of the Land, rulings.
The PCAD was demonstrating peacefully and without arms against a government that they considered the one and only obstacle to the total reform of the nation's political system. The multimillion mass of peoples had indicated that Thailand's political power structure and election process need to be reformed before the nation becomes a Police State under a Dictator.
The government and it's police force had tried and failed to utilize the Constitution Clauses for their purpose. They saw the inevitably slipping away of their grip on power and will use any means, mostly illegal, to stop that from happening.
It is now time for the civilize world and international communities to reconsider their stances. They can stand by and watch the illegitimate government and its thugs freely use violence against its unarmed citizens or voice the disapproval of such actions which are obviously in violation of the United Nation Charters on Human Rights. The action or inaction that will expose which country has the principle of decency and respect the rules of law, which country has the hidden agenda in this ongoing Thailand's political power struggle and will turn a blinded eye on such a blatant Violation of Human Rights.