Reds surround Dem house, burn effigy

About 100 red-shirt demonstrators rallied in Ubon Ratchathani province on Sunday against the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) movement.

Pichet Tabudda led the red shirts to block an outbound section of Chaeng Sanit Road in front of former Democrat list-MP Vithoon Nambut's home in Muang district.

The demonstrators blasted PDRC leaders, including former Democrat MPs Suthep Thaugsuban and Issara Somchai, accusing them of being opponents of democracy.

They also urged other members of the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship to protect the caretaker government of Prime Minister and Defence Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Before dispersing, the demonstrators burnt effigies of Mr Suthep and Pornchai Kowsurat, president of the Ubon Ratchathani provincial administrative organisation, who they accused of sponsoring the PDRC.

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Discussion 1 : 16/12/2013 at 02:13 PM
Did anybody believe that there won't be as much reds as yellows in Bangkok or upcountry as soon as the election and the constitution would be abolished? Xou're only seeing one side at the moment... academics and forums should look a bit beyond today...
Discussion 2 : 16/12/2013 at 01:46 PM
A 'Front' for Democracy to be sure.
Discussion 3 : 16/12/2013 at 12:37 PM
Yeah, that way of how to express opinion is so rough and uneducational. They should be tought how to express their opinion in peace and politely in the land of smile, Thailand.
Discussion 4 : 16/12/2013 at 12:04 PM
Great example of democratic intimidation. Protected by such stalwarts, what has democracy to fear?
Discussion 5 : 16/12/2013 at 10:44 AM
The forthcoming election cannot be a fair one if the UDD continue to encourage violence and intimidation to be used against Democrats canvassing in Red areas.
Discussion 6 : 16/12/2013 at 10:32 AM
Is this gonna be the strategy of Thaksin. Harassing the opposition?
Discussion 7 : 16/12/2013 at 09:44 AM
Wow 100 red shirts that's the biggest gathering for some time.
Discussion 8 : 16/12/2013 at 09:33 AM
If this is an indication of the UDD's idea of free and fair campaigning, I imagine that no outside candidates will be allowed to campaign in UDD controlled provinces. And the red brethren claim they support free and fair elections & Democracy.
Discussion 9 : 16/12/2013 at 09:19 AM
Months of nearly violence free demonstrations, but as soon as the red come out they start burning
Discussion 10 : 16/12/2013 at 09:13 AM
Why would they need (or be allowed) to block traffic?
Discussion 11 : 16/12/2013 at 09:03 AM
Two wrongs don't make a right. Doing an intimidating protest against an intimidating protestor doesn't fix anything.

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