PAD’s “final war” – September 2, 2008

PAD's "final war"
September 2, 2008

PAD's "final war" - August-September, 2008
Earlier: High tension in Thailand

Komchadluek, September 3, 2008 - [yellow headline at top] PM declares state of emergency decree in Bangkok - PAD rally to continue its fight
[big white headline] Bloody!
[white headline underneath] DAAD raid to fight the PAD - 1 dies and many others injured
[white headline at bottom] Private sector to discuss solutions to end crisis - 43 state enterprises to take absence from work on D-Day

Daily News, September 3, 2008 - DAAD clash against the PAD - 1 dies and many injured - On the hope to seize the Government House - Blocked in front of the Army Headquarters - Army Chief sends in army forces to support the police operation
43 State enterprises to stage protest halting operation to pressure Samak
Phujatkhan, September 2, 2008 - Court accepts arrest warrant appeal [of PAD leaders] - State enterprises to cut water and electricity on September 3rd - Halt work protest nationwide
Bangkok Today, September 2, 2008 - UDD vs PAD - People battle

PAD wanted - September 3, 2008
We knew this would happen.... After so much PPP flak over Thaksin and his wife on wanted flyers, now we have nine PAD leaders on wanted posters.

In pictures: Bangkok clashes - BBC, September 2, 2008

Emergency decree must be lifted from Bangkok and south alike - AHRC, September 2, 2008
The Asian Human Rights Commission has vehemently opposed and campaigned for the lifting of the emergency decree over the southernmost provinces of Thailand since it was introduced in mid-2005. Now in an alarming sign of the dramatically worsening conditions in that country, today the AHRC finds itself calling for the lifting of the decree from the streets of Bangkok...


(Photo: The Nation)


(Photo: Richard Barrow)


(Photo: Richard Barrow)

DAAD rally site - September 3, 2008
Richard writes: Above are photos of the Democratic Alliance Against Dictatorship (DAAD) stage set up at the city hall in Samut Prakan. The pro-government supporters moved from Sanam Luang to Samut Prakan due to the recent emergency decree that forbids 5 or more people assembling in one place. The banner is calling on the people of Samut Prakan to stand up to preserver democracy and to give strength to Prime Minister Samak. In the second picture you can see two truck loads of bottled water being offloaded. Crowds of over 3,000 people are expected tonight.


Richard writes: I have attached four photos of the pro-government rally at the city hall at Samut Prakan. Various speakers took turns speaking to a crowd of at 3,000 enthusiastic supporters who were mainly wearing red shirts or red headbands. Not everyone was local as many arrived in coaches. In between speeches the crowd was entertained with dancers and luktung singers. On the fringes of the crowd the usual food vendors were selling snacks to people from all walks of society. There were also a number of families at the rally with their young children. As I left at 8 p.m. more people were arriving.

More on the rally at ThaiBlogs


(Photo: Richard Barrow)


(Photo: Richard Barrow)


(Photo: Richard Barrow)


(Photo: Richard Barrow)

 

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