Update On Bangkok Protests After Yingcluck’s Removal

by Admin on May 16, 2014

The 2014 Bangkok protests between the red and yellow shirts have been on going since the end of 2013.

They have been on and off since Thaksin Shinawatra, the former Thai Prime Minister was ousted in 2006 from his position as Prime Minister in a silent coup.

Several charges were filed against Thaksin at that time when he was out of the country, and Thaskin has not returned to Thailand since his expulsion from office. Subsequently Thaksin’s sister Yingcluck was appointed prime minister.

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Protests between both the red and yellow shirts have been ongoing for many years but flared up in November 2014 with many foreign governments placing a travel warning on travel to Thailand.

The Thai Constitutional Court recently removed Yingluck from office as they decreed she had abused her power in 2011 by using favoritism to make official appointments.

Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan, has now been appointed interim prime minister, but the move has sparked the recent wave of protests again with the PDRC seeing this as their final opportunity of achieving electoral reform.

A meeting between Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan and the Election Commission to fix a date for polls that the government hopes will break a stalemate was postponed on Wednesday due to security concern over the venue, a commission official said.

Anna from Thailawforum recently went to Government House to see the protests first hand and interview some people who were present.

Watch the full footage here:

 

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