Protesters marching up Sukhumvit

Anti-government protesters led by Suthep Thaugsuban are marching up Sukhumvit Road from On Nut BTS station in a fresh rally to campaign for national reform before the election.

Demonstrators from the People's Democratic Force to Overthrow Thaksinism (Pefot) protesters are heading up the front of the march, followed by People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) supporters from the group's Victory Monument rally site, members of the State Enterprises Labour Relations Confederation (Serc), and PDRC protesters from the Lumpini, Lat Phrao, Pathumwan, Ratchaprasong and Asok rally stages.

Mr Suthep is walking among PDRC protesters from Pathumwan.

The march, which set off at 10am, has brought in-bound traffic on Sukhumvit Road to a halt, but demonstrators are receiving a warm reception from people en route.

Today's march will end at the PDRC's Asok rally site.

Tomorrow, protesters plan to march from Lat Phrao to Ratchada.

Mr Suthep announced on Wednesday night that PDRC protesters would completely shut down Bangkok on election day this Sunday, Feb 2.Mr Suthep said the PDRC would not prevent people from voting as they did on advance polling day. However, he called on PDRC supporters to rally on every street and park their cars on roads. 

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Discussion 1 : 31/01/2014 at 01:24 AM
Ha ha the joke continues,illegal actions again,and still not arrested,unique Thailand,democracy? Never!!
Discussion 2 : 30/01/2014 at 03:36 PM
It is odd that Suthep wants to create disorder in Bangkok, a democratic party stronghold. It is not hard to see that his views are only shared by a minority of the citizens of Bangkok and he is fearful of taking his message to the source of PTP support in Chiang Mai where he would not last a day. He is basically preaching to the choir here and will not change any minds. The sole reason for his antics is a coup, the only way his politically backward views can be realized.
Discussion 3 : 30/01/2014 at 01:31 PM
The only warm welcome they recieved is the onset of warmer weather .
Discussion 4 : 30/01/2014 at 01:15 PM
If Bangkok is to be 'completely shutdown on election day', isn't that going to 'prevent' people from casting their votes?
Discussion 5 : 30/01/2014 at 12:20 PM
I am a support of PRDC but I find it hard to understand on the roads blocked in the city How is this stopping the Mob Goverement from working Surely the PRDC would be best to rally at only Goveerment Biulding like the Lobour office & others or on the soi where PTP MP live
Discussion 6 : 30/01/2014 at 12:20 PM
They didn't get a warm reception from me. Maybe they should go to work and help this economy recover from the damage they have already caused.
Discussion 7 : 30/01/2014 at 12:18 PM
protest all you like, but the end result will be the same, if you dont go and vote (even if it is to vote NO) then the *only* thing that can be taken from the result, is the result.. eg: if only 10% of the population vote, and 90% of them vote for Candidate X then Candidate X will be elected. If you choose not to take part in the election then you are choosing to not take part in your country's democratic process (you may as well go and live in North Korea where they dont have the right to vote)
Discussion 8 : 30/01/2014 at 12:11 PM
No matter how many PRDC marchings Suthep has arranged, the Sunday election will be held as scheduled.
Discussion 9 : 30/01/2014 at 11:42 AM
"PDRC protesters would completely shut down Bangkok on election day'"... "PDRC would not prevent people from voting"..... I'm sorry, does this not make sense to anyone else?.. TIT i guess

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