Anti-PAD Attacks – April 2008

Above: Daily News, April 27, 2008 - Fight almost occurs - Police caught Mr. Sarawut Sripiromnit (top left) who threw stones at the opponents in Thammasat University. Cameraman of Channel 7 News (bottom left) was hit by a stone on the head while the members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) (top right) were making a speech in the conference hall. In front of the university (bottom right), the anti-PAD group was making a loud noise and trying to break in to stop the meeting. Police gathered to control the violence.

Weekend front pages
Also: From Friday: PAD rally photos - April 24, 2008

Above: Daily News, April 27, 2008 - Bomb defusal officials are defusing an explosive which was hidden in a post box. They put the post box on the stairs of the hall of the Wat San Phang temple, along the Ta Pae Road in Tambon Chang Moi, Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai province. They destroyed the bomb by firing a water-powered gun at it. The police focus on two factors -- the internal conflict among people in the temple who are arguing for car parking spaces and gangsters.

Above: KhaoSod, April 27, 2008 - Challenging mob - Members of the Democratic Alliance against Dictatorship are gathering in front of the Thammasat University to oppose a discussion attacking the government by the People Alliance for Democracy. The gathering situation is quite furious. Some people also showed their penis.

Above: Matichon, April 27, 2008 - Top headline: The Prime Minister and ministers will not be dismissed, helped by the amendments. The Constitution will be amended for their sake again.
Subheadline in black: Samak is upset with the news report. He says he never once said that he will dissolve the parliament after the Constitutional amendments are completed. He said Suwit has made a promise, but he changed his mind. The premier wonders if Mr. Suwit is not helping with the amendments, what he is in now. The Puea Paendin Party is doubted which standard is applied for the amendments. It says the 1997 Constitution has been promoted, while the Section 237 and Section 309 in the current Constitution have been deleted.  The move also helps Samak and ministers from being dismissed from the positions of Members of the Parliament.
At bottom: More photos from the anti-PAD protest.

Above: KhaoSod, April 27, 2008 - The blue headline: VCD evidence sent to police to file charge of lese majeste against Seri
The black/white headline: Three juveniles follow a porno website from the internet cafe to rape a girl
The red headline: Crap and sex organs shown and used to oppose the PAD gathering
Top left is a public information campaign featuring HRH Prince Teepangkorn Rasmichoti. The caption reads: Drink mom’s milk - The Ministry of Commerce has printed the poster aimed at campaigning for drinking mom’s milk rather than powdered milk. HRH Prince Teepangkorn Rasmichoti, who has been nurtured by mom’s milk, is the presenter of the campaign. The Ministry is preparing to give out 500,000 posters nationwide.
The graphic itself reads: Mother’s milk is the first drop of love in family relationships - Mother’s milk is the best

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