Updated: Barricading Bangkok

1 01 2014

Readers might be interested in two pieces of video that show a quiet anti-democracy protest site. The work being done at present is to build barricades, some of which look like pillboxes. Presumably these are preparations for events to come when Suthep Thaugsuban has called for protesters to regroup after a new year holiday and “take” Bangkok.

The symbolism of the “guards” is interesting with royal flags, and ASTV banner and images of the king:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Iq8roegY4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8umhBIdzrfo

Update: Khaosod reports on Suthep’s plan to shutdown Bangkok:

The People′s Committee for Absolute Monarchy With the King As Head of State (PCAD) has previously threatened to put Bangkok in a massive gridlock “after New Year” as the means to pressure the government into canceling the upcoming general election….

However, ever since he announced the plan to shutdown Bangkok last week, Mr. Suthep has not disclosed specific details of the strategy. Government officials warned that Mr. Suthep is intending to disrupt major roads and public transportation such as the BTS or the MRT.

But PCAD spokesman, Mr. Ekkanat Prompan, said in a press conference today that Mr. Suthep′s grand strategy of Bangkok shutdown has been “misinterpreted” in the media.

He denied that the PCAD is planning to shutdown public transportation as reported in the press, adding that the public should wait for Mr. Suthep himself to make announcements about the strategy in the future, since Mr. Suthep is the only one with a full knowledge of the plan.


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2 01 2014
Closing Bangkok and coup talk | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] barricades going up, more apparently intimidatory shots being fired, and an emergency decree being considered, […]

2 01 2014
Closing Bangkok and coup talk | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] barricades going up, more apparently intimidatory shots being fired, and an emergency decree being considered, […]




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