Red Shirts unite against coups d’état

On Saturday, more than 100,000 Red Shirts gathered at the Bonanza in Khao Yai for a political rally/concert that lasted well into the early hours of Sunday.

In between acts, Red Shirt speakers discussed the government’s plans to amend the constitution, as well as other goals of the Red Shirt movement.

While the UDD and the Pheu Thai government agree on the need to amend the constitution, several UDD co-leaders are critical of the government’s plans to hold a referendum. On Saturday the speakers argued instead for a third reading of the constitutional amendments in parliament, since they see a referendum as an unnecessary risk. (more…)

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