Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Prem Surrounded

The Nation

Tens of thousands of red shirt protesters have succeeded in marching past police barricades to surround the residence of Privy Councillor Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, who they claim was behind the 2006 coup.

They started marching from in front of the Government House, an area they have they have occupied since last week, to Prem's residence, which is on Sri Ayutthaya road, about two kilometres from the Government House.

Dozens of soldiers and police have been deployed at Prem's residence since last night, Police have stepped up security at the Privy Councillor's residence, with concrete blocks, barbed wire and fire brigade trucks in place to prevent protester access.

More troops were deployed to the area on Wednesday morning after the red shirts announced that their target of the protest would be Prem.

Fugitive ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has repeatedly accused Prem and other privy councillors of being behind the coup that toppled him from the premiership in September 2006.

It is reported that Prem is inside his residence.

Prem's actions led to this. At these times, I can't help but reflect on the Buddha and the laws of causality in the universe. He has nobody to blame but himself.

Prem, Boy Abhisit, the PAD and their toy army are really no match for 100,000 people.

I have to give credit to Abhisit though. He is cooler than Obama. If he went into crack down mode, he might end up with his head on a post. There is no way the generals could control that many people who really have nothing but contempt for the army.

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