"Women" march to PM's house

A group of anti-government protesters, mostly women and transvestites, many of them members of the Miss Tiffany's dance troupe, marched to the house of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Soi Yothin Pattana 3 parallel to the Ekamai-Ram Intra expressway on Sunday morning.

About 1,000 demonstrators in the first wave converged outside her house. They will be joined by another group, led by Seri Wongmontha, a well-known academic in the field of mass communication and marketing, which departed from Democracy Monument on Sunday morning on various kinds of vehicles, including motorcycles, six-wheel trucks and tractors. Their plan was to move to Phan Fa, Lan Luang Uraphong, Victory Monument, Din Daeng, Rama 9 and the road alongside the Ekamai-Ram Intra expressway.

People's Democracy Reform Committee (PDRC) co-leader Anchalee Paireerak, who is leading the group along with Dr Seri, said on the stage that although Ms Yingluck would not be at home, the group would still go to show symbolic opposition to her insistence on staying on as caretaker prime minister.

A large number of police have reportedly been deployed to block Soi Yothin Pattana 3 to prevent the protesters from reaching the prime minister's residence.

Many people living nearby have moved their cars far from the area, amid fears that the protest might escalate.

As of 11am, the demonstrators, armed with whistles, hand-clappers and Thai flags, led by Mr Seri and Ms Anchalee was moving past Pratunam area.

The Metropolitan Police Bureau, led by Pol Maj Gen Suthee Netkunthee, deployed about 1,000 officers at Ms Yingluck's residence in the stand-off with the protesters.

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Discussion 1 : 23/12/2013 at 01:03 AM
You can deny all you want. They were there. It's the sad day when the Government has to lie to the people and the news believe their lies.
Discussion 2 : 22/12/2013 at 10:11 PM
UH...Mr. Logic....If the protestors were on the street...They were not trespassing...
Discussion 3 : 22/12/2013 at 10:11 PM
A thousand protesters, many of whom were from the Miss Tiffany show? I wouldn’t know for sure, but I would bet that they have about twenty performers at best, plus stagehands, ‘creatives’, etc. Or are they doing the Ring Cycle this year?
Discussion 4 : 22/12/2013 at 09:21 PM
Right on the spot. However, it appears to upset lots of Thaksin's lovers. I have noticed that these like or dislike responses are coming in under a well organized efforts.
Discussion 5 : 22/12/2013 at 07:52 PM
and what did you think or say when the PTP went to AV house? same same or dfferent?
Discussion 6 : 22/12/2013 at 07:51 PM
"They did not say Thaksin was committing illegal acts" ... it is not "saying" it was proven in a court of law ... You seem to forget he is a convicted felon who choose to leave Thailand to avoid a 2 year jail term. If Thaksin was even half a man or if he was really innocent he would have stayed in Thailand to try an clear his name thru legal ways.
Discussion 7 : 22/12/2013 at 07:18 PM
The guy who took the pic wanted to have the frontgate on it, when he had been behind the crowd it would have been to small to see... LOL
Discussion 8 : 22/12/2013 at 07:14 PM
Is her husband visiting now, or weren't you briefed correctly before writing your 'genuine'(?!) post. The problem with the red coloured glasses the members of the new PT/UDD brigade who have invaded this former peacefull and well balanced forum, are wearing is not the colour, red, it is that those glasses filter out the perception of every other colour, yes, even daylight. No bright multi-coloured rainbow future for Thailand with that kind of guys, my impression!
Discussion 9 : 22/12/2013 at 07:05 PM
It's true, maybe it is because they have not yet lost 90 of their friends.
Discussion 10 : 22/12/2013 at 07:03 PM
Please, try to read what you wrote here in (a) mirror (view), and you might, IMO, get quite close to the reality... Instead of pure propaganda rubbish, for a change?
Discussion 11 : 22/12/2013 at 06:59 PM
Were they throwing blood and grenades? Ah, no. Wasn't at Abhisit's home then. I should have known, as there is police in action here... And Yingluck was safely watching the pictures from a train couch 500km(?) away up in Shinawat territory, no family or kid at home I guess either. Even when you'd not agree with these protesters, you'd have to love them, for their... civility. Definitely from a different world, yhat I like a lot better than red villages...
Discussion 12 : 22/12/2013 at 06:13 PM
1000? where is everyone?
Discussion 13 : 22/12/2013 at 06:06 PM
well …they didn't throw blood at her house…. like a well known mob did to the then PM's house in 2010….how short our memories are
Discussion 14 : 22/12/2013 at 05:47 PM
Spot on. They should just torch the place then move on to a hospital don't you agree?
Discussion 15 : 22/12/2013 at 04:58 PM
This is not good. Now they have gone so far as to interfere with Yingluck and her family as individuals and not for her role as a politician. Although Yingluck himself is not at home, probably both her ​​husband and her son are there. Her home is not a public place like at the Government House. This is trespassing and a threat to human rights. This is at very low levels, and these people should be ashamed, if now not the police arrest them.
Discussion 16 : 22/12/2013 at 04:54 PM
They said Thaksin was committing illegal acts, so, they carried out an illegal coup. Now they say the PTP did not abide by the constitution by attempting to change it, so they are now trying to act against the constitution by refusing the abide by its laws and calling for measures impossible within the framework of the constitution. In fact the current protestors seem to pick and choose when and when not to adhere to the laws and abide by the constitution. And these are the 'educated' ones.
Discussion 17 : 22/12/2013 at 04:03 PM
To rene33:- Don't you think it is unfair to force an PM with surname of Shinawatra should resign? If their allies are corrupt, it needs proof and evidence to accuse them. Dare you say Suthep and Abhisit are both clean chaps? Should they as well discard their title and appointment as party leader?
Discussion 18 : 22/12/2013 at 03:55 PM
I remember a few years ago a leader of a demonstration who demonatrated outside the house of an individual was given jail sentence.
Discussion 19 : 22/12/2013 at 03:49 PM
Evidently, these women have a "set of balls." Government protesters indeed. To be replaced by the likes of this gathering no doubt? Everyone's got to be someone.
Discussion 20 : 22/12/2013 at 03:38 PM
I am going to protest at an empty house, and voice my opinions so that the walls obey me. This is inflammatory and tragic. Symbolic gestures are meaningless, and sometimes laughable, like this.
Discussion 21 : 22/12/2013 at 02:54 PM
are these girls jealous of Miss Yingluck who has charmed people of the world and their leaders?
Discussion 22 : 22/12/2013 at 02:45 PM
They're protesting that they can't win an election even though they're sure- 100 percent sure- that they're right and the majority are wrong. Quite sure!
Discussion 23 : 22/12/2013 at 02:26 PM
Best laugh I have had in a long time!
Discussion 24 : 22/12/2013 at 02:14 PM
Their point of view is an unelected reform committee which is much differ with your acceptance of democratically elected government.
Discussion 25 : 22/12/2013 at 01:58 PM
Yep I could see this strategy working in america at the white house.
Discussion 26 : 22/12/2013 at 01:49 PM
I only see men and not women in the photo. Is it that the lady boy has changed their look? They are also no dress like those learned people!
Discussion 27 : 22/12/2013 at 01:45 PM
Point of information. This is not an editorial attempt at misrepresentation or belittlement. The organisers, i.e. Ms Anchalee, designated this march as a specifically women's march, but transvestites were included at Kh. Seri's request. Members of The Miss Tiffany troupe are present.
Discussion 28 : 22/12/2013 at 01:25 PM
I guess they didn't get the memo that Yingluck is in Nong Khai
Discussion 29 : 22/12/2013 at 01:21 PM
No sharpened bamboo, tires to burn, gas cans, men in black, buckets of blood etc. though is there? Shock troops? You are pathetic.
Discussion 30 : 22/12/2013 at 01:21 PM
You go girls! You right on! Even though I probably disagree with the view that the democratically elected government should resign & negate the democratic constitution in place, it's good to hear your point of view that I respect!
Discussion 31 : 22/12/2013 at 01:20 PM
Women or whatever, they seem to be protesting peacefully which is their right. They do so under the Thai flag rather than the red flag of Thaksinland.
Discussion 32 : 22/12/2013 at 01:19 PM
In 2010 they were throwing blood on the PM's home.
Discussion 33 : 22/12/2013 at 01:19 PM
I think they are protesting against vote buying and corruption perpetuated by Thaksin and his sister before the next election .Its been in the news for the last 40 days but I think you know that .
Discussion 34 : 22/12/2013 at 01:15 PM
It's only about to oust the Shinawatras and their corrupt allies.
Discussion 35 : 22/12/2013 at 01:09 PM
giving out flowers to a pm residence is a nicer gesture, than covering a former pm residence with blood,its down to respect and love of the country siamdude
Discussion 36 : 22/12/2013 at 01:02 PM
at least some of had the balls to protest??
Discussion 37 : 22/12/2013 at 01:01 PM
The job of belittling the protest is done by the protest leader himself. One of the country's corruptest politicians is leading an anticorruption campaign.
Discussion 38 : 22/12/2013 at 01:01 PM
@Phildef, on an inspection tour from the window of a train, if you want to call that working you go right ahead. Others would use terms like avoidance, hiding or electioneering
Discussion 39 : 22/12/2013 at 12:54 PM
They want her to be a judge for Miss Tiffany contest.
Discussion 40 : 22/12/2013 at 12:52 PM
What are these people demonstrating against? Do they have a clue themselves. A sad day for democracy.
Discussion 41 : 22/12/2013 at 12:51 PM
such a shame your first post is mindless ,senseless ranting
Discussion 42 : 22/12/2013 at 12:49 PM
Led by well known gay academic and rabid yellow shirt Seri Wongmontha, the group said the demonstration would be "symbolic."....Much of this reporting is biased nonsense. Rather than symbolic, the protest has been aggressive against police and seems to have more than a few protesters who are the shock troops and neither women nor transvestites.....
Discussion 43 : 22/12/2013 at 12:49 PM
"A group of anti-government protesters, mostly women and transvestites, many of them members of the Miss Tiffany's dance troupe" This is an editorial attempt to misrepresent and belittle the protests. Shame BP. Shame. Please put some statistics along with your assertions. What's that? You can't? We already knew that.
Discussion 44 : 22/12/2013 at 12:49 PM
It is good to see that the Boys in Brown are doing there job to protect the PM's property. Where were they in 2010?
Discussion 45 : 22/12/2013 at 12:47 PM
What happened to the 2 or 3 million that Suthep said will be marching today...? The sooner they lock him up, the safer this country will be....
Discussion 46 : 22/12/2013 at 12:27 PM
it must be a family-thing, running away and hide ...
Discussion 47 : 22/12/2013 at 12:23 PM
Why protesting at this home. Why not out election campaigning to vote in who they believe will serve their interests. Or establishing a new party to replace the demoncrats. Or are they showing support for the current prime minister?
Discussion 48 : 22/12/2013 at 12:15 PM
Great publicity for Suthep and his followers. Although transvestites are very much accepted in Thailand. Much more so than other countries., I would hardly want them backing me in a political campaign. But maybe then it shows the broad appeal of those being duped by Suthep regardless if they are educated ladyboys or not. Of course, I am assuming that they are more educated than the rice farmers of Issan and representatives of this group will be chosen for Suthep's 'People's Councils
Discussion 49 : 22/12/2013 at 12:12 PM
She is working, even the Sunday, she no have time to hide her in the 11th regiment. She is on the right side and call you to vote against her.
Discussion 50 : 22/12/2013 at 12:08 PM
Just one word for this demo - "pathetic".
Discussion 51 : 22/12/2013 at 11:58 AM
Yingluck is at the friendship bridge in Nong Khai - just to be on the safe side.

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