“As long as the country’s democracy is not safe. we will be here.” The words of Thailand’s Red Shirt leader, Jatuporn Prompan, who leads thousands of pro-government supporters and the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), most from the northern rural provinces of Thailand.
Outnumbered by the Red Shirts, the so-called People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) that’s led by Suthep Thaugsuban occupy only a small portion of Bangkok. Suthep hopes to provoke the military establishment into a coup, so he could install his grand vision of an unelected council. Slavery, oppression, conformity, all the ingredients needed for Suthep to establish his rule over the masses.
In the mean time, the Red Shirts wait, mobilize and empower themselves, awaiting the day of reckoning, the day when the majority defend their ideology of participation, fight for their future against the crushing enterprise of ultra royalists and the richly courtiers of PDRC.