Monday, December 9, 2013

D-Day in Bangkok

Although the protests in Bangkok have now been ongoing for a few weeks, Monday 9 December, was set to see the largest amount of people take to the streets yet. Whilst accurate numbers have yet to be confirmed, with different sources citing different numbers, one thing that is certain is that today has marked the biggest protest seen in Thai history. 

This morning, present Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament and confirmed that an election would be called. The anti government protests, led by Suthep Thaugsuban of the People's Democratic Reform Committee however still continued. 

This video by Thai law forum shows footage and interviews with some of the protesters of the anti government protests from Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand on Monday 9 December 2013:

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