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Here We Go ... The Shutdown Thread

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Tulip Naksompop â€@Tulip_Oum 2m

Protesters at Royal Thai Police HQ.- RT @PoliceSpokesmen pic.twitter.com/Z8aZKSCc0D

 

John Sparks â€@c4sparks 10m

Thai Royal Police tell Channel 4 News that 60,000 protestors took to the streets in Bangkok today

 

Bangkok Post â€@BPbreakingnews 9m

4.58pm: Red-shirt leaders, led by Tida Tawornseth and Weng Tojirakarn rallied in Ayutthaya for the Feb 2 poll. #bpnews

 

George Thaivisa â€@georgebkk 11m

Voting for Thai expats begins January 13-26 http://ow.ly/swjlR

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Cav, I went to Wongsawang and Ngamwonwang this afternoon. Traffic about like it was in the 1970s. People must be staying home. Shoppers were out, but far less than usual. Not many taxis to be seen, but those who are driving seem to like the lack of competition for passengers. They seem happy enough with the situation. for a while anyway.

 

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Shutdown SITREP continued:

 

 

11.58am: Dhamma Army protesters close traffic on Rama VIII Bridge. They use a truck as their rally stage and set up tents to occupy the bridge as a rally site.

 

12:00pm: Thaworn Senneam leads protesters from Victory Monument to surround the Public Relations Department, the Natural Resources and Environment Department, the Revenue Department and the Finance Ministry on Soi Aree.

 

1:55pm: PM's Secretary-General Suranand Vejjajiva says Deputy Prime Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana will hold meetings with the Election Commission, the PDRC, political parties and independent organisations on the EC's proposal to defer the election.

 

2pm: Protest leader Suriyasai Katasila tweets that the People’s Democratic Reform Committee insists that caretaker PM Yingluck Shinawatra has to resign from caretaking duty to pave the way for the country's reform. Election postponement is not the PDRC's main goal.

 

 

http://www.nationmul...s-30224129.html

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RSTA urges swift protest at Ratchaprasong

 

 

The Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association Monday urged the anti-government protesters to follow rules and not to overextend their movements.

 

The RSTA, which is a group of business operators, said that the protests in the area should not be prolonged that they can cause economic damage. "The area is a major economic and shopping centre. Keeping the country’s good image is the duty of all Thais, to maintain confidence among foreign investors, business persons and tourists who view Thailand one of the most attractive investment destinations."

 

The RSTA estimated that shopping centres and other businesses in the area serve about 250,000 locals and foreigners.

 

In a statement, it said that peaceful protests are welcomed. While the action plans implemented during the New Year countdown should be exercised, it suggests the protest site be clearly specified for safety reasons. It also urged protesters to free road space. Mobile toilets should be provided.

 

 

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/RSTA-urges-for-swift-protest-at-Ratchaprasong-30224160.html

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Keeping the country’s good image is the duty of all Thais, to maintain confidence among foreign investors, business persons and tourists who view Thailand one of the most attractive investment destinations."

 

 

 

The country´s image is currently heading to somewhere between Somalia and Haiti which are also most attractive tourist destinations and offer phantastic investment opportunities .

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I got on the skytrain near the river and headed towards Sala Daeng for a meeting and the skytrain was JAMMED with happy smiling

yellow shirt protesters going to do their thing probably at Lumpini. All jovial and postive chatting with this farang etc. Silom no traffic very few people except the "mob". Got on a motorcy an d headed to Bangrak-still empty-like the really old days when I first came here.

 

Intellesting. First day of all of this.They want reform which is great but how to gurantee fair and honest reform?

As Mac said it just goes round an dround not forward

Raw doo na krab sofar so good.

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Torneyboy? :surprised:

 

Looks like the protesters even woke up Rip van Winkle. :grinyes:

 

:grinyes: :grinyes: :grinyes: I expect Wildalaska entering stage any minute with a detailed expertise :grinyes: :grinyes: :grinyes:

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Rungthip Chotnapalai â€@DrRungC 12m

Thais in Switzerland gathered to show support to anti-govt PDRC. #Bkkshutdown pic.twitter.com/EdN5ywTFh9

 

Michael Yon â€@Michael_Yon 12m

Massive Crowd at Central World growing http://fb.me/30yWpYHiO

 

veena T. â€@veen_NT 20m

6.03pm Ratchaprasong stage #BKKShutdown pic.twitter.com/9aPukp8GxN

 

tulsathit â€@tulsathit 29m

RT @RichardBarrow: 6pm RT @BKKConcierge: Asoke-Sukhumvit intersect. Seems more people now than earlier pic.twitter.com/N8nLf0TayA

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Hi,

 

"They seem happy enough with the situation."

 

Not the one I was in. He was bitching about the demonstrations, and the government. Disliked both red & yellow, but of course Isaan people were much better than those from the South, who are all 'jai dum' :)

 

Sanuk!

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Hi,

 

"They seem happy enough with the situation."

 

Not the one I was in. He was bitching about the demonstrations, and the government. Disliked both red & yellow, but of course Isaan people were much better than those from the South, who are all 'jai dum' :)

 

Sanuk!

 

Thais from each region have one thing in common. They all hate everyone from somewhere else. :)

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