Gallery: Drivers slam road blocks

A group of taxi, motorcycle taxi and passenger van drivers on Friday gathered on Chaeng Wattana Road to ask the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) to stop blockading local roads.

The group told anti-government protesters that ongoing rallies are damaging business for those who rely on the roads for their income.

The PDRC's Bangkok Shutdown campaign to pressure the caretaker government to step down and delay the Feb 2 election began on Jan 13. Anti-government protesters have closed key roads across the capital and occupied government offices.

Photos by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

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Discussion 1 : 17/01/2014 at 07:48 PM
For some reason I can not remember these same people complaining in 2010 when the red shirts had the city shut down.
Discussion 2 : 17/01/2014 at 06:56 PM
More likely it's the wrinkled green notes not getting in their pockets. When you cut into a person's income, which isn't much to start with, they become unhappy with you. Be glad they resorted only to a vehicle parade and verbal assault to make their unhappiness known.
Discussion 3 : 17/01/2014 at 06:01 PM
Why the cynicism, those could be real people facing hardship , how else are they supposed to make an income? . It is easy for you to pass such judgment making a steady income. This blocking of main roads is counter productive and the PDRC is actually shooting it self in the foot and turning a segment of Bangkokians against them
Discussion 4 : 17/01/2014 at 05:41 PM
well then why not you remove government through democratic process? if suthep and gang has agenda for people and story to tell, convince them to vote for him. But unfortunately he doesnt have any agenda, nobody likes him except few rich in bangkok. These drivers need to work, make money for food for their cant block their road, People like sinawarta because they deliver to people...whatever it means...he has made them to vote for him through his agenda...not by being rich only...otherwise bill gate would be president of america. I wish there are leaders like Thaksing in many poor countries in Afirca, who can serve for poor people
Discussion 5 : 17/01/2014 at 05:30 PM
Some guys in black , red and a sprinkling of the new UDD camouflage of pure white does not constitute " The Drivers" it constitutes a rent a mob, no doubt at a crisp purple per head to go and shout for an hour or two. Yawn.
Discussion 6 : 17/01/2014 at 03:13 PM
Hey, 30% or more of my income is paid to fund corrupt government SCHEMES. I don't like traffic, but focus on the big picture and get these corrupt fools out, then traffic can resume to it's normal mayhem.

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