PAD’s “final war” – August 29-31, 2008

PAD's "final war"
August 29-31, 2008

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


Sunday morning - August 31, 2008

Above and below: Signs on the stage reads: Opposing the People Alliance for Democracy - Protecting the democratic government - Democracy Loving Group

The truth of the truth - Time swallows everything - The stage of people’s voice



Above: About 200 members of the Democratic Alliance Against Dictatorship, an anti-PAD group, return from a brief demonstration at parliament building on Sunday morning. More groups of what appeared to be families arrived on baht busses (below) and stood around uneasily until men came over to lead them into the crowd.


Warning over Thailand unrest - ITV, August 31, 2008
British travellers in Thailand are being warned to avoid large gatherings amid the threat of escalating violence...

Australians aren't under threat in Thailand: Smith - ABC Online, August 31, 2008
The Federal Government says at this stage the anti-government demonstrations in Thailand do not pose any direct threat to Australians in the country...

Inside the PAD camp - August 31, 2008
Thomas writes: I have been at the PAD camp at the governmental building yesterday. It indeed looks almost like a Hippy open air – with some very offensive odor. The pictures are here. But don’t forget to tell people not to go there, it might get dangerous as PPP set up some counter activities, yesterday I was save I was told. Things may loom up again … its not a tank photo shoot like in 2006.

From Not the Nation: PAD Threatens to Flush One Million Toilets Simultaneously
Catastrophic drop in water pressure would destroy Thailand, leaders claim...

ASTV's branding of its broadcast on August 29, 2008 - It reads: The final fight on last whistle day to evict the puppet government selling the nation

NBT on August 29, 2008 - In the background - The dragging PAD [meaning something like the "never-ending protest of the PAD"]
At the bottom left: Follow up with the PAD seizing the town

Army chief Anupong suggests PM to resign - The Nation, August 29, 2008

Samak will be asked to step down by his key allies: informed sources - The Nation, August 29, 2008

Police fire teargas at protesters at Metropolitan Police head office - The Nation, August 29, 2008

Right: 20:29 - More footage is being shown on ASTV now of the aborted siege on Thai Police HQ that was broken up by tear gas.

AOT confirms all flights to and from Phuket, Hat Yai, Krabi cancelled - The Nation, August 29, 2008

Police clubbing a person - August 29, 2008

Series of shots ASTV is repeating over and over again as they exhort people to join the protest against the government.

At top, police charge a protester and then one policeman appears to hit him violently over his head.

Then (at bottom) the policeman staggers back as flashbulbs go off--perhaps suddenly realizing the cameras around him.

Other stations are also showing footage of the large stockpiles of weapons allegedly confiscated from the PAD at government House (left). These seems to include old knives, bullets, and hundreds of golf clubs.

Government TV channel NBT is running a public service announcement that shows PM Samak placidly informing the public of the 116 day reconciliation period ceremony to be held this Saturday (left).

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

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