26.11.2013 - News

Tourists avoid calling mass protests in Bangkok

Tourists in Bangkok warned them to avoid anti-government protests taking place throughout the city with tens of thousands of people.

Protesters take to the streets in the last few days , calling on the government of Prime Minister Shinawatra Yinhlaka resign.

Today demonstrators occupied the finance ministry and threatened to cover the protests more government buildings. Such large-scale rioting the capital has not seen since 2010, when 90 victims were civilians.

The campaign began with a rally on Sunday in connection with attempts to introduce a bill on political amnesty , which, according to the protesters could bring his brother Prime Minister and former leader Thaksin Shinawatra country to country without punishment for corruption. Thaksin now lives in self-imposed exile in Dubai to avoid jail for corruption, because he claims that the decision was politically motivated punishment .

The bill was rejected by the Senate earlier this month.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the number of political demonstrations are held at various locations in Bangkok and Thailand as a whole in the beginning of November.

” The government of Thailand introduced the Internal Security Act of 9 October to 30 November in parts of Bangkok ( Dusit, Pomprap, Phranakhon ), which would increase protection and disruptions in the movement. “

It is recommended that travelers avoid large gatherings and demonstrations.

Reports from Bangkok said that protesters gathered today around Democracy Monument , as well as along the road Rachadamon Knock north of the monument of King Rama V.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton
Source: telegraph.co.uk