Protesters marching again in Bangkok

Anti-government protesters under different groups were again marching in Bangkok on Monday to raise fund for farmers and pressure government officials to side with the protesters.

The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) led by secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban began moving out about 10am from the BTS Ekamai station and along Ekamai road to Phetchaburi road then Thong Lor. The protesters were then to walk along inbound Sukhumvit road to their final destination at Asok intersection.

The PDRC protesters also marched for the same purpose on Friday in Silom area when they reported raising a total of 9.2 million baht of fund to help meet the expenses of farmers fighting for long overdue payments for rice delivered under the government's crop pledging scheme several months ago.

The Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand ws also moving from its base at Chamai Maruchet bridge near Government House to an undisclosed destination. Its leader, Uthai Yodmanee, said the march aims to put pressure on the caretaker government and state officials.

Another group of PDRC protesters were to  head to the Interior Ministry to merge with members of the State Enterprises Workers’ Relation Confederation, as they were afraid the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order would try to disperse the protesters.

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Discussion 1 : 10/02/2014 at 01:01 PM
You will see that if he is arrested there will be more protesters on the streets than ever before, that's why he hasn't been arrested.
Discussion 2 : 10/02/2014 at 12:39 PM
Some people just do not get it do they,corruption is destroying the nation what do you not understand about that.
Discussion 3 : 10/02/2014 at 12:20 PM
Blink and you would have missed them.. Ekkamai is traffic free.
Discussion 4 : 10/02/2014 at 11:57 AM
Has the farmers asked PDRC what they will do to help if they win, and if so what was their answer since they were against the rice plan to start with?
Discussion 5 : 10/02/2014 at 10:48 AM
"Another group of PDRC protesters were to head to the Interior Ministry to merge with members of the State Enterprises Workers’ Relation Confederation, as they were afraid the Centre for Maintaining Peace... " A crack in the armor? Why didn't Suthep, et. al. care about farmers when he was in the government? Opportunist (running out of steam) Lower numbers means easier to disperse & more possibility of being arrested.

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