Anti-government ‘Pitak Siam’ group is to decide when to stage another protest


BANGKOK, Oct 28 – The anti-government ‘Pitak Siam’ group is to decide again next week when and where they will stage another protest.

Pitak Siam, or Protecting Siam, chairman retired Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit and activist Tul Sittisomwong, leader of  multicoloured shirt group, on Sunday announced their next move at a press conference.

About 8,700 people gathered in the capital at the rally site of the Pitak Siam group at the Royal Turf Club in the Nang Loeng area on Sunday afternoon.

Retired Gen Boonlert said the mass gathering is aimed at unveiling the truth about the Yingluck Shinawatra administration’s alleged corruption and incompetency.

After the rally, he said the group asked protesters to invite their families and friends, about 100 people each, to come back for the next gathering.

However, he said if the government decided to change how to work on important projects, which are now questionable, the group then would consider changing their stance.

The venue for the next Pitak Siam gathering is also still to be decided. The group will submit a letter and signatures at Government House asking the Yingluck administration to stop its questionable projects. Otherwise, they will continue with protests to pressure the government.