Mass Demonstration Planned for Sunday at Thai PM’s Residence
Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called for respect of the law as mass demonstrations are planned for Sunday outside of her home. The protest organized by former Thai deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban, who on December 9 drew nearly 200,000 people incensed by allegations of government corruption, is part of an ongoing effort to push the prime minister from office.
In addition to the women-only demonstration outside of Yingluck’s home, protests will reportedly take place from 1pm to 6pm at multiple sites in Bangkok. You can monitor the latest on those planned protests and their expected impact in real-time using Recorded Future:
Yingluck will reportedly be returning to Bangkok tomorrow to record her New Year’s address to the Thai military while the opposition Democrat Party led by Abhisit Vejjajiva will meet on Saturday to determine their participation in general elections planned for February 2, 2014.
Those elections were called after the aforementioned December 9 demonstration when Democrat Party parliament members resigned en masse in protest against Yingluck. The controversy began weeks ago when Yingluck attempted to pardon her exiled brother, former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.