Bangkok – Anti-government protest leader and ex-Democrat MP Suthep Thaungsuban is urging 1 million people to rally next Sunday for “battle day”, saying its time to “wage a war” and predicting victory for the people over the “Thaksin regime“.
“This is your last chance to be part of an historic day when Thais free themselves from the Thaksin regime. This is the final opportunity for you to create a better future for our next generations,” he said at a rally on Sunday night at Democracy Monument, according to reports.
“For those who have not come out, Nov 24 is battle day. It’s time to wage a war,” he said. “Please come out to join this fight. Next Sunday will be the victory day of the people.”
He said he expected at least 1 million protesters to come out for that day, and urged people in the provinces to come to Bangkok also.
He said for those who cannot come to Bangkok should gather at provincial halls in the provinces and “wait for a signal from the Ratchadamnoen stage”.
Protest leaders also started gathering thousands of signatures from the protesters to support the impeachment campaign against the 310 MPs who voted for the blanket amnesty bill.
Pheu Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit said the 310 MPs did nothing wrong, and denied accusations from protest leaders that they acted as “servants” of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who many believe pulls the strings behind the scenes for the ruling Pheu Thai Party.
Mr. Prompong accused the protest leaders of increasing their “aggressive behavior”, and warned people against being fooled by the protesters.