Jatuporn claims protesters seek to topple the government

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BANGKOK, 8 November 2013 Jatuporn Prompan, a core leader of the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), has claimed that the ongoing amnesty bill protesters are seeking to topple the government.

According to Mr. Jatuporn, the current demonstrations comprised the same group of people that had assembled against Thaksin prior to the 2006 coup d’etat. Demanding that the amnesty bill and all other 6 reconciliation drafts be pulled out immediately was impossible, as there is still a 180-day period that they must remain by law.

The UDD leader stressed his reassurance that he would never side with the Democrat Party due to the heinous crimes, according to him, Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva and Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban committed during their time in power.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commerce Minister, Nattawut Saikua, another core leader of the UDD, stated that the amnesty bill has already been turned down by the Senate; therefore, this should prove to the anti-amnesty bill protesters that their goal has been achieved – making it unnecessary to continue any further protests.