Red Shirts Oppose Unelected Regime

Red Shirts Oppose Unelected Regime
  • The ousting of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine ministers by the Constitutional Court, and the opposition’s attempts to hand power an unelected regime has led to the protests by pro-govt supporters donning red shirts, inching the country towards a civil war.
  • Pro-govt supporters are determined to prevent the unconstitutional appointment of a PM and have denounced the call for a new PM. The police have been kept on a standby.
  • Opposition demonstrators are keen on enabling an unelected leadership and destroy the remanants of the ex-ruling party.
  • A military intervention appears to be inevitable raising fears of the 2012 military crackdown in central Bangkok against Red shirt protesters killed dozens.
  • Political violence targeted at opposition demonstrators has left at least 25 people dead and hundreds wounded in gun and grenade attacks by shadowy assailants.
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  1. Unrest in Thailand