Thida assembles Red-shirts to protect the government


BANGKOK, 11 November 2013 (NNT) – Speaking at the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) rally, core leader Thida Thavornseth accused the anti-amnesty bill protesters, led by the Democrat Party, of attempting to topple the Yingluck Shinawatra administration. 

Although there have been some disagreements in the past, Ms. Thida affirmed her group’s loyalty to the Pheu Thai party – also stating that she supports Mr. Worachai Hema’s version of the proposed amnesty bill that would grant amnesty to those currently incarcerated on charges related to past political conflicts.

The reason for their gathering, she said, was to show support for the Yingluck government that had been rightfully and democratically elected by the people; and to show disagreement with the opposing protesters that wished to overthrow the government.