Let’s Burn It


From Naewna, June 24, 2016
Jatuporn: Let’s burn it… I’ll take a responsibly for it.
On his shirt: UDD
Words above man with glasses: UN
Nattawut: Burn
Sign close to Jatuporn: Anti-fraud on referendum
On the roof: Thailand

[Refers the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) or the Red Shirts led by Jatuporn and Nattawut submitting a compliant to the UN human rights body over infringement of their rights.
They are protesting the junta on shutting down their anti-fraud centers established to monitor the referendum. The junta see this activity as another ploy by the group to advance Thaksin’s political agenda.
The saying “Let’s burn it and I’ll take the responsibility for it” is from a speech given by Red Shirt leaders as they spoke to crowds in 2010.
Later, provincial capital buildings were burned after Red Shirt radio stations urged people to torch them. Bangkok also experienced widespread arson as the Red Shirt rallies were dispersed by the military.
Since then, this quote has been used by those who oppose the Red Shirts (and Thaksin) to remind people of the lengths Thaksin will go in his quest to return to power.
The cartoon is from the very pro-establishment Naewna that always takes an alarmist view on the Red Shirts and their intentions.
The message seems to be that the Red Shirt’s anti-fraud centers and their subsequent entreaties to the U.N. are part of the ongoing pressure to advance a political agenda that is not bounded by any decorum.]

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