Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thailand: Historic Turnout Shakes Regime

December 9, 2013 
Tony Cartalucci 
Land Destroyer
Editor's Note: As better footage becomes available, the videos below may be changed, along with the captions accordingly.

December 9, 2013 (Tony Cartalucci) - Monday December 9, 2013 at 9:39am was set to be the largest anti-regime rally yet in Thailand's latest bid to oust the Wall Street-backed dictatorship of Thaksin Shinawatra. Even the night before, massive numbers of people flooded into several protesting sites, and by morning a torrent of tens of thousands poured through the streets of Bangkok to join them.

For miles in every direction, protesters could be seen streaming to and from protest sites on foot, by train, subway, bus, car, motorcycle, and bike. Several organized mass rallies marched through the streets, while thousands upon thousands made their own way. Food courts, restaurants and cafes across the city were filled with protesters staging in small groups before setting out with larger ones.

By evening, the trademark Thai flag arm bands, ribbons, and flags could be seen carried by people scattered all over the city. Areas such as the prime minister's office (Government House), were filled to capacity and no longer accessible by additional protesters. Impressive protest sites that had occupied the entire width of major roads in the city for weeks, now had protester camps sprawling deep into side streets.

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