PDRC to remain at their home base after declaration of martial law


BANGKOK, 20 May 2014 – The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) has stated that they won’t be holding any marches to government buildings. However, the anti-government group would continue to stage their protest by staying at their home base at the Democracy Monument. 

PDRC core leader Sathit Wongnongtoey made a public announcement that the group is not calling off their protest even though the Army has declared martial law. He stressed that the PDRC would comply with all the regulations that have been imposed by the newly established Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) chaired by General Prayuth Chan-ocha and was confident of the Army’s ability to handle the overall situation.

Mr. Sathit said that the PDRC leaders would meet again to finalize their next move and advised the group to keep updated about the situation. Again he stated that the protests would continue and urged the group’s supporters not to head home at this point.