Thai opposition protesters fresh mass rally

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) – Thai anti-government protesters are massing ahead of a major rally aimed at suspending democracy, paralyzing parts of central Bangkok a day after the main opposition party declared a boycott of snap polls.

At least 1,000 people gathered outside Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s suburban house amid tight security, according to an AFP reporter at the scene, with thousands more expected.

The premier, who was forced to dissolve the house in early December after the Democrat Party resigned en masse from parliament, is in the north-east of the country, the heartland of her ruling party.

Demonstrators want to rid Thailand of Yingluck and the influence of her Dubai-based brother Thaksin – an ousted billionaire ex-premier who is despised by a coalition of the southern Thai poor, Bangkok middle classes and elite.

By Mehr News Agency 


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