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In a move to reassure tourist the anti government protestors have said that they not target the airports or the public transport system during their proposed ‘shut down’ of the capital city later this month.
An English language Facebook page called the People’s Democratic Reform Committee – PDRC has been set up for those wishing to follow the political situation and already has over ten thousand followers – https://www.facebook.com/PDRCThailand
The demonstrations are intended to oust Yingluck Shinawatra putting an end to her billionaire family’s political dominance over the country. The shutdown has been planned for the 13th of January. Protest leaders have said that during this period public busses, trains, BTS sky trains, MRT underground trains and public boats will run normally.
Protest stages will be set up around Bangkok to prevent government officials from going to work, the protestors also plan to cut off power and water to government offices as well as to the residences of the Prime Minister and her cabinet.
Thai stocks and the baht have fallen sharply on there are still concerns that the political instability is scaring off tourists Yingluck has called for February elections but protestors, who fear she will simply return to power, have vowed to block the vote.
During the protests 400 have been injured and 8 people have been killed.