UDD demonstrates in Nonthaburi

About 1,000 supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) staged a demonstration in Nonthaburi province on Sunday to show opposition to the planned shutdown of Bangkok by the People's Democratic Reform Council (PDRC).

The red shirts, led by UDD leaders Tida Thawornseth, Weng Tojirakarn and Yossawaris Chuklom, gathered in front of the Thaicom satellite station in Muang district at about 10am.

Led by three modified trucks with sound equipment and a column of about 200 motorcycles, the red shirts then left the Thaicom satellite station on 60 other vehicles. 

Their plan was to move from Phra Nang Klao Bridge to the clock tower, Nonthaburi market, Pak Kret, Muang Thong and back to Thaicom station in the afternoon. There have no reports of any incidents.

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Discussion 1 : 12/01/2014 at 07:42 PM
UDD/RS will demonstrate in many locations throughout the country in support of dictatorship.
Discussion 2 : 12/01/2014 at 04:50 PM
bkk-farang....Keep laughing while you can. You may even be wishing that amnesty bill was passed after it has been realized how much damage the PDRC have done to Thailand. Up to now the investor economy is ruined, income from tourism is destroyed, in the eyes of the world Thailand has been returned to the third world and the country is divided more than ever. Thailand is at the edge anarchy.
Discussion 3 : 12/01/2014 at 04:32 PM
Maybe I should elaborate a little: I live around Asok and I saw many anti-government protesters with small sign which looked like fresh out of the office printer. These “normal people” came out on the streets to protest against the Thaksin-Regime. You don’t have to bring them into town with lots of hired busses. The people just go out of their offices and demonstrate. I try to avoid red-shirts but often I see pictures of them. Very often they have huge banners. These are not the kind of banner which you just print now because it comes to your mind. They are professionally designed and strategically placed – nothing spontaneous about t
Discussion 4 : 12/01/2014 at 04:25 PM
Soltair if 1% of the people with the whistles stuck in their myths could explain what democracy is... Do not be so self righteous. The poor may not know what they want but, they know what they do not want: "more of the same" meaning, until Thaksin came long; nothing.
Discussion 5 : 12/01/2014 at 04:08 PM
Yes, please respect their votes so as not to deprive them of their chances to collect the freebies and numerous ‘pork and barrel’ programs that their beloved PT party has promised them. In these parts of the country, the golden rule is votes will be given in exchange for a certain consideration. Of course, supporters of this government will have us believe that this does not amount to ‘vote-buying’, but rather this is ‘savvy marketing’ techniques. As far as the PT party is concerned, democracy is not about good governance or rampant corruption in government but more about getting the majority votes.
Discussion 6 : 12/01/2014 at 03:41 PM
Of course any one can see big brother's shadow behind this improvised orchestration, yet I am wondering if the cash flow is getting tight as he could only afford to rassemble one thousand red shirts...
Discussion 7 : 12/01/2014 at 03:30 PM
Maybe Tida and Weng will have the idea to have their 'red democrats' mobile columns' run in circles, from one red stage to another one and back around, so the number of participants could be counted every time they pass one of the red stages, and all the numbers added up to give some acceptable attendance results... (I know this has been done before, by people who pretended, to be for democracy, and to be honest too...)
Discussion 8 : 12/01/2014 at 03:26 PM
I guess you are not a small businessman, there are dozens of small shops that will do you a professional sign on laminated plastic for a few Baht, my partner often uses them. Modern technology and a computer, very simple.
Discussion 9 : 12/01/2014 at 03:22 PM
You're kidding right? The leaders of the reds have allowed the opposition to protest without military intervention which was a stark difference when reds protested... remember? Yellow government killed 90 people and 2000+ injured by Abhisit's orders to crackdown on the reds? Also... if you ever read anything.... I believe Suthep is the one telling the reds to not protest. Yingluck has asked to simply follow the law when it comes to protesting and to avoid violence. Additionally, check social media pages... the entire medium is littered by yellows who want non supporters to shut up.
Discussion 10 : 12/01/2014 at 03:20 PM
If this guy on the picture with the sign in his hand can explain in a few simple sentences what democracy implicates I will respect his vote, otherwise I do not simple as that.
Discussion 11 : 12/01/2014 at 03:18 PM
It's interesting that you would say that when protesters also have English signs that are also well made. They even have stages and audio video equipment worth hundreds of thousands of baht. Is it perhaps also possible that someone else is behind this and not the so called the free people of the yellow shirts? By your logic... only red shirt protest funds are bad while yellow shirt protest funds are good. Your comment is a joke.
Discussion 12 : 12/01/2014 at 02:53 PM
Looking at the picture above I find it always interesting when Thai people demonstrating in Thailand about a Thai issue use English signs. Who should read these signs? And why are red-shirt banners and signs often professionally made? Is it possible that someone else is behind this and not the so called grass-root red-shirts?
Discussion 13 : 12/01/2014 at 02:43 PM
“UDD/RS will demonstrate in many locations throughout the country in support of Democracy” 555! I never know if I should laugh or cry when the red-shirts and democracy are mentioned in the same sentence. The red-shirts want a government which is controlled by a fugitive criminal. This criminal decides who has a chance to become MP. And all these MPs have to vote according to his orders – the amnesty bill’s 3rd vote at 4am was the perfect example of that. That amnesty bill would have stopped more than 20,000 corruption cases. You call that democracy?
Discussion 14 : 12/01/2014 at 02:11 PM
If you look at the double standard of these caretakers and their cronies ( red allowed, PDRC not allowed ) , than you know, why millions of people are protesting and want these people gone.
Discussion 15 : 12/01/2014 at 02:00 PM
It will be interesting, although predictable, how the media covers these events....While the coup-mongers will do their best in BKK, UDD/RS will demonstrate in many locations throughout the country in support of Democracy and elections.....In totality, they will probably dwarf the BKK stuff....Around here, a very large convoy of vehicles has been organized who will cruise around spreading the Democracy/election cause......I am predicting all this stuff outside BKK will be given short shrift, in favour of the BKK shenanigans...It isn't called an elitist, BKK-Centric media for nothing.
Discussion 16 : 12/01/2014 at 01:52 PM
Were they blocking roads or disrupting traffic. Surely this is against peoples civil rights, as the government keeps reminding us when it is the PDRC doing it, but I am sure its OK for the RED's as the PTP seemed to be blind to what they do.
Discussion 17 : 12/01/2014 at 01:17 PM
Wow, 1000 Reds with motorcycles.... That's all?
Discussion 18 : 12/01/2014 at 01:01 PM
Action demands counteraction. When the PDRC pushes, the Red Shirts will push back. Who will be the referee? Someone got to, if this Country is to escape from the impending abyss.

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