Monday, November 24, 2008

Royal Guard Blocks PAD?

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From The Nation:

"Tension was high throughout Bangkok on Sunday as anti-government protesters massed for a march to seize the Royal Plaza area near parliament - and red-shirted opponents met to oppose them.

The march by the People's Alliance for Democracy was due to start on Sunday

But, as the above photo shows, the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) were checked by the Royal Guard who decided to go on parade on the very route between parliament and where the PAD mob is massed.

Was this army Commander in Chief Anupong Pochinda's idea of preventing confrontation? Or, was this a display of the army's 'above politics' legitimacy when they are caught between PAD's insistence that they launch a coup de'etat and the government supporters who insist that they do NOT lauch a coup de'etat?

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