SARABURI, 24 February 2014 -There are reports that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was greeted with hostility by anti-government protesters when she traveled to Saraburi in the course of her duties.
People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) members gathered at the OTOP Complex in the province in a bid to pressure the premier to resign.
Police officers were deployed to contain the situation. Ms Yingluck gave an interview at the site, extending her condolences for all the lives lost in Trat and at Bangkok’s Big C Ratchaprasong and condemning those behind the tragic attacks. She insisted that her administration will remain in power until a newly elected government is chosen.
She further urged peace and dialogue between all sides in order to put an end to simmering violence in the capital and elsewhere.
The Prime Minister was in Saraburi to express support for the country’s OTOP products. She has continually spearheaded campaigns to promote local products to the world market.