The red shirt protest 2010 PART 2: 1.-17. April 2010
The red shirt protest 2010 PART 1: Prologue and March 2010
Two years on, still no justice (by Nicola Glass)
The "January 29 Front For the Release Of Political Prisoners Group" staged a commemoration ceremony at the October 6th 1976 Monument inside the Thammasat University compound, then walked to the Pridi Banomyong Statue to honour this great reformer and politician of Thailand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pridi_Banomyong) and finally presented a note to the Council Of State with suggestions for legal advice to the government on the proposed amnesty bill and the demand to speed up the process. They also asked the council to support the release of those imprisoned on charges related to political unrest.
|October the 6th 1976 - Monument|
The inscription on the metal plate reads: "The massacre of the non-violent protesters in Thammasat University during which the conservatives set up a situation to sabotage the progressive political movements."
|The poet and activist Khun Mainueng K. Kuntee (man in the middle with sunglasses) and Red Shirts placing roses on the monument in memory of ALL victims of political violence (1976 - 2010).|
|One minute silence.|
|Honouring Pridi Banomyong.|
|Ajan Suda Rangkupan and the other protesters heading to the Council of State.|
|Suda Rangkupan presents the letter with the demands and suggestions to Khun Sirinan, assistant to the head of the state council.|
|The Free Political Prisoners Group arranged their booths at the Monument of October 14th 1973 at Ratchadamnoen Road.|
|The widows and the realtives of the 19 killed Thai-protesters in a confined area behind the stage.|
|When suddenly the noise of explosions and shots sounded out of the loudspeakers, the relatives of the victims were deeply shocked and some started crying. Obviously it came to them completely unexpectedly.|