Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Yellow Shirts are back!
The Yellow Shirts are back in action. They held a nationwide meeting today at Rangsit University campus. They warned the red shirts that they were coming out to counter the red move. They say their patience was running out.
Most leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) pointed their finger Thaksin Shinnawatr for masterminding the April 10 violent clashes between the reds and government troops that claimed 24 lives and over 800 injured. They agreed that the ex-premier was using the political rally together with "one wing of the former leftists" to overthrow the current government and "set up a new state" that they suspect would dramatically change the role of the monarchy.
Most of the PAD leaders were there: Chamlong Srimuang, Somsak Kosaiyasuk, Somkiat Pongpaiboon, Pipop Thongchai, and Suriyasai Takkasila.
Conspicuously absent was the big leader: Sondhi Limthongkul. No explanation was given for his absence. No question about his whereabouts, if any, was raised, publicly anyway.