Thailand’s biggest opposition party said as many as 50,000 people joined protests yesterday to oppose an amnesty law for political offenses, and predicted numbers will swell today after a contentious parliamentary vote.
Thailand’s biggest opposition party said as many as 10,000 people will join a protest tomorrow against efforts to pass a law that it claims will benefit former leader Thaksin Shinawatra. Stocks fell to a three-week low.
Thai demonstrators again delayed a decision on when they will end protests, testing Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s patience after he offered a reconciliation plan that included cutting his term short by 13 months.
Thai opposition protesters plan to gather 10,000 people in central Bangkok tonight to mark the six- month anniversary of a military crackdown ending demonstrations earlier this year, protest leader Sombat Boonngarm-anong said.
A Thai court granted bail to seven leaders of anti-government demonstrations jailed since a military crackdown in May, meeting a key demand from the protest group after it threatened to stage larger rallies.