Silom protesters blow whistles again to warn govt


BANGKOK, Nov 6 – White-collar protesters protesting against the amnesty bill took to Silom Road for the second time this week to blow a storm of whistles, wave Thai flags and vent furious objections, leading to traffic jam in one of Bangkok’s most hectic business centres.

Workers started pouring out of their office buildings and areas nearby to Silom at around 11 am to wait for a flood of whistles blowing in noisy protest at 12.34 pm when protest leaders took to the stage to lash out at the government for attempting to ram through the bill.

They said their show of force would be held again for they were skeptical that the government would back off from its effort to pass a blanket amnesty in which ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra would also be pardoned.

They vowed to repeat their spirited whistle-blowing regimen on Silom every Monday and Wednesday lunchtime. Their first rally was held on Monday at Silom Complex, enveloping the Sadadaeng Skytrain Station and closing the road to all traffic.