Protest leader vows to eliminate Thaksin regime

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BANGKOK, Nov 21 – The leader of the Democrat-led Democracy Monument rally declared yesterday that the group’s demonstration will not end unless the Thaksin regime is totally wiped out.

Former Democrat MP Suthep Thaugsuban, who has led the three-week rally, said the movement will not be called off on Sunday – the big day when a million people have been urged to join a massive show of force against the Yingluck Shinawatra government.

Mr Suthep has led the rally since October 31, starting with a demand to reject the controversial amnesty bill which sought to pardon former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and a several other senior officials from criminal and corruption charges.

The three-week rally has escalated to a movement to eliminate the Thaksin regime and an impeachment of 310 MPs and senators who voted in favour of charter amendment.

Mr Suthep and his compatriots met with the Senate speaker yesterday to present documents carrying the signatures of 115,500 people who advocated impeachment.

The documents were contained in 77 boxes, each with signatures and documents of 1,500 people.