Sunday rally to cover key Bangkok areas

The planned rally on Sunday will cover all key areas in Bangkok from 1pm to 6 pm, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said on Wednesday night.

The People's Democratic Reform Committee has set key areas for rally sites including Victory Monument, Ratchaprasong intersection, Lumphini Park and Asok intersection, in addition to its main base at Democracy Monument.

The area will cover about 577 square kilometres of Bangkok and could accommodate up to 2.3 million protesters.

Mr Suthep, who said he would visit all sites, promised peaceful demonstrations which could last beyond this year until caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra steps down.

"If you do not resign, we will come out in more force next time to oust you," he said.

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Discussion 1 : 20/12/2013 at 04:49 AM
I don't believe Suthep Thaugsuban can succeed in his drive to oust Yingluck Shinawatra for the lack of vocal majority of the Thai people, nor do I see his political party being able to beat Pleu Thai party in the upcoming election set for February 2, 2014 He is fighting an uphill battle for sure.
Discussion 2 : 19/12/2013 at 08:55 AM
No need to stand up and fight, Mrs Shinawatra only needs to distribute some money here and there and she will be re-elected... It's magical !!!
Discussion 3 : 19/12/2013 at 08:05 AM
Suthep in front of his judges for the killing of civilians in 2010 please.
Discussion 4 : 19/12/2013 at 06:46 AM
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra , You don't have to step down just because of The Terrorist leader Suthep Thaugsuban, go stand up and fight for it !! He has only 2.3million supporter ( Bangkokian ) but .... You have millions of millions supporter all over Thailand !!
Discussion 5 : 19/12/2013 at 05:28 AM
2.3 million???? Considering the nightly gatherings have dropped to a few thousand, I don't like his chances.
Discussion 6 : 19/12/2013 at 04:52 AM
I look forward to visiting the rallies this weekend to see what Shuthep is up to. Hopefully he will provide everyone with details of his reform plans, rather than trying trying to get the Prime Minister to step down. Pointless of creating a power vacuum if you have no idea what to do with it. This would be when the Military would need to step in.
Discussion 7 : 19/12/2013 at 03:04 AM
Oh the hypocrisy. "If you do not resign we will come back in more force and oust you" says the self proclaimed Secretary General to the elected PM. This is about as rich as the fugitive former MP whose political career has been mired in corruption and scandal who now pretends to be Thailand's new Snow White against corruption. This is one big whistle blowing joke.
Discussion 8 : 19/12/2013 at 12:33 AM
Mr Logic: Did the red shirts have permission to bring the city to a standstill for much longer, block off major roads with sharpened bamboo poles, burn down shopping malls, destroy shops in Siam Square, intimidate and interrogate local resdients entering their own areas of residence, launch grenades into Silom?
Discussion 9 : 19/12/2013 at 12:03 AM
If Suthep can survive this year end I bet he is so lucky. The new year Suthep is gone for good but there won't be peace as easy as people think because corruption is not just gonna disappear in 1 or 2 days.
Discussion 10 : 18/12/2013 at 11:37 PM
So this is Xmas And what have you done? Another year over….
Discussion 11 : 18/12/2013 at 11:17 PM
It is appreciated that Suthep would step down the sooner the best. His loyal supporters are creating annoying whistle noise pollution in bangkok.
Discussion 12 : 18/12/2013 at 10:12 PM
Have Suthep really any permission from the police needed to organize mass demonstrations in public places? Police should organize and block these sites so that the city is not paralyzed. He says that the demonstration will run from 1pm to 6pm but concludes that it may continue until the end of the year. It is mean to the people in Bangkok.
Discussion 13 : 18/12/2013 at 09:56 PM
D day, V day, Ultimatum day, get it over already. If protesters cannot win regroup and use elections. There is no shortcuts in Democracy play the game and be patient.

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