CTO Posted August 26, 2008 Report Share Posted August 26, 2008 I don't think so - wish full thinking for the pro democracy group PAD lay seige on Gov't House BANGKOK: -- Shortly after 6.00 am on Tuesday, the People's Alliance for Democracy successfully blocked every entrance of Government House. Protesters managed to partially blocked telephone connections and periodically switched off the electricity. Hundreds of policemen were deployed inside the compound to deter protesters from raiding. It is evident that the seat of government could not open for business and that the weekly Cabinet meeting could not be held at Government House as has been planned. It is also unclear whether Samak will chair a meeting of military commanders at Government House to debate the annual military rotations as has been planned. Many see the planned meeting as a government ploy to involve the top brass to try and disperse the protesters. Reporters have flocked to the residence of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to await his reactions. Samak refused to talk at this juncture. -- The Nation 2008-08-26 Protestes who protest at government-run tv station detained BANGKOK: -- Police detained on Tuesday leaders of People Alliance for Democracy who tried to seize a government-run television station on Vipavadi Rangsit Road. Around 5.00 am on Tuesday, a number of men raided the station of state-run NBTChannel, switched off electricity to disrupt the broadcast, cut off telephone connections and caused damages to property, police deputy spokesman Maj General Suraphol Thuanthong said. Many station workers and newsroom staffers were told to move out of the way during the raid by the men wielding sticks. Policemen rushed to counter the raid and arrested some suspects for questioning. The raid was suspected to be a part of the mass rally organised by the People's Alliance for Democracy. NBT station partially resumed broadcase shortly after police ended the raise. -- The Nation 2008-08-26 Crazy Member ****** Group: Advanced Members Posts: 3,328 Joined: 2004-09-05 Member No.: 12,692 From The Nation: PAD is trying to seize power and depose gov't: Natthawut Government deputy spokesman Natthawut Saikua claimed on Wednesday that the People's Alliance for Democracy was coordinating with an underground movement to incite a coup to oust the government. Natthawut said authorities might have to round up selected protest leaders and certain generals who are working behind-the-scene with the PAD. He said a general met with PAD leader Sondhi Limthongkul on Tuesday's night to finalise a plan to use the PAD as a catalyst for coup. He said the PAD has planned to disrupt the government from functioning in selected areas in the capital and upcountry. If left unchecked, the PAD might try to raid key airports and provincial halls along with trying to control strategic locations in the capital. The Nation end quote Oddly I can't get into Bangkok Post web site Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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