Protesters plan intense sweep rally

Anti-government protesters are planning to make a clean sweep of Bangkok - with brooms and dust bins.

After toning down their street protests to oust caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during the long holidays, the People’s Democratic Reform Committee on Sunday announced a new mission - to clean up the streets around its rally sites at the Democracy Monument.

The campaign will be launched on Monday and last until Wednesday, PDRC spokesman Akanat Promphan said.

The targets for the PDRC and its ally, the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand, are all roads around the monument, Wat Sommanas Woravihara and Wat Makut Kasattariyaram.

The sweeping mission is one of several activities during the New Year, including a chanting ceremony on the night of Dec 31 through the early hours of Jan 1, to be followed by an alms offering for monks to celebrate the new year.

Mr Akanat said security will be provided for attendants to guarantee no violence on those days.

Many protesters have been heading home during the break and protester leader Suthep Thaugsuban has said they would return for more relentless protests in January.

 

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Discussion 1 : 30/12/2013 at 02:11 PM
This is 2014 not 2010
Discussion 2 : 30/12/2013 at 02:09 PM
So lets support Suthep and become the sponge of another family that also has reputation of stuffing his pockets.
Discussion 3 : 30/12/2013 at 01:39 PM
Lek, you say 100% but you only speak for Bangkok, Not for the majority of Thailand.
Discussion 4 : 30/12/2013 at 04:52 AM
Once the protestors clean up their mess and finish sweeping then the police need to do some sweeping to finish the clean up.
Discussion 5 : 29/12/2013 at 11:28 PM
So where does all this ends? It must start now. That what people are fighting for. This is Thailand, we are one people and will not anyone divide us. More constructive discussion is advised. If you have nothing constructive to say, don't say anything at all. Lets have a meaningful discussion.
Discussion 6 : 29/12/2013 at 11:24 PM
Why is it that PT and the current government keep talking about majority? The majority only chose her because they felt that she can lead and be a fair leader to all of Thai Citizens. It doesn't mean that those who did not vote for her has no say. Or she should not care how they think. This is not democracy. Even one voice carries the same weight as many. Any one to say that I am wrong? This creates division in the country. Do not forget, for the people, by the people.
Discussion 7 : 29/12/2013 at 09:10 PM
dont come by taxi!
Discussion 8 : 29/12/2013 at 07:27 PM
a lot different to when the reds invaded Bangkok
Discussion 9 : 29/12/2013 at 06:48 PM
Good luck with that.
Discussion 10 : 29/12/2013 at 06:29 PM
Yup, as is a whole lot of PT MPs who I wouldn't dare name here as they would probrably either hunt me down and have me killed or just do the norm of suing me lol.
Discussion 11 : 29/12/2013 at 06:19 PM
Did the red terrorists clean up after their 3 month terror campaign???
Discussion 12 : 29/12/2013 at 05:46 PM
Excuse me , what was the defamation case rejected this week all about. Wasn't it rejected because Thaksins reputation was deemed to be not harmed because he had been adjudged to have committed corrupt acts in the 5 cases mentioned. BTW: AV did not run away either. As an MP he has lifetime immunity - the red co comrades claim they have it so must he Happy New Year
Discussion 13 : 29/12/2013 at 05:37 PM
Whatever the red plants say about Suthep to vacate, it is only a shadow of concern compared to how the government runs the country , if your wonder man withdrew from politics, Thailand could possibly move on. Suthep has only been a trigger to awaken the Thai apathy, & I must say with a response. Thailand is tired of being a sponge for one family to enrich itself.
Discussion 14 : 29/12/2013 at 05:36 PM
15,000 lost their jobs during the 2010 attempted insurrection.
Discussion 15 : 29/12/2013 at 05:34 PM
Where were you in April 2009 and April / May 2010-we needed you to do the same to the red loons like Nattawut and Jatuporn
Discussion 16 : 29/12/2013 at 05:20 PM
The majority of Bangkokians are with them 100%.
Discussion 17 : 29/12/2013 at 04:50 PM
Who does Suthep think he is . Go home and don't come back or I will arrest you Suthep. I will make a citizens arrest,
Discussion 18 : 29/12/2013 at 04:38 PM
Try cleaning up the mess you have made of your country and reimburse the people who have lost thousands of dollars because for your un ruling lawlessness.
Discussion 19 : 29/12/2013 at 04:35 PM
Trying hard to win back the hearts of Bangkokians. Sorry the damages caused are beyond forgiveness. Just follow your leader advise and go home for the new year but don't come back.
Discussion 20 : 29/12/2013 at 04:14 PM
Go home guys.
Discussion 21 : 29/12/2013 at 04:11 PM
Well, Suthep and Abhisit are after all expert at sweeping things under the carpet.

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