December 9, 2013
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.
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.
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.