Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinwatra said in a televised address at 2 pm on Thursday that the anti-government protesters’ proposal to establish a “People’s Assembly” is impossible under the constitution and also offered to hold peace talks with protest leaders.
It is not the first time Thailand has seen anti-Thaksin demonstrations at least twice before: once in 2006 and again in 2008 Still, it is an open secret that Thaksin administers the country from overseas. The leader protest himself admitted on the stage that the Thaksin regime would return despite a fresh election. The question for the demonstrators is obvious: What do they hope for from their rally? How can they literally eliminate the Thaksin regime? Is coup d'etat an option? Prachatai talked with four people who have joined the whistle-blowing demonstrations to explore their thoughts and desires.
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