Thailand: Protests to oust prime minister begins, 100,000 in streets of Bangkok

Posted on January 13, 2014 • Filed under: Asia, Public Unrest, Thailand reported that An organized, monthlong protest in Bangkok began on Monday as some 100,000 demonstrators flooded the streets to oust Thailand’s current prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra.

The past two months of protests to force her resignation came to a head as anti-government protestors, headed up by People’s Democratic Reform Committee leader Suthep Thaugsuban, began blocking intersections and causing major traffic delays in the city’s central business district early on Monday in an attempt to shut down the city and make it ungovernable. They claim Shinawatra’s rule has been one of dysfunction. Read Article

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