Die-hard activists declare bolder retaliation against govt


BANGKOK, Jan 22 – A hardcore anti-government group today challenged the caretaker government’s use of the Emergency Decree and vowed to take three leading state officials including the caretaker prime minister captive.

The Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT) announced that they would switch from seizing state offices to arresting caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, caretaker Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung in his latest capacity as director of the Centre for the Maintaining Peace and Order, and National Police chief Adul Saengsingkaew.

Two NSPRT core leaders, Nitithorn Lamlua and Uthai Yodmanee, led protesters from their rally site near Government House to the National Police Bureau headquarters this morning and demanded Pol Gen Adul show up before them within an hour.

The protesters then defaced the name sign on the front of the police headquarters and painted it with a new wording in the Thai letters representing the group’s name in abbreviation “Kor Por Tor” or NSPRT in English.