Thai protest leader: Govt ‘evil’, PM ‘ordered children murdered’ — Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban on Tuesday called the current government of Thailand “evil” and accused caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of “ordering her minions to murder children”.
Mr Suthep, who is secretary general of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), said he would never negotiate with Ms Yingluck’s government, according to reports.
“Certain groups want us to negotiate but I would like to repeat again that there will be no negotiations between us and the government because we don’t want evil people to have power any longer.
“Don’t ask for talks because goodness and evil is like black and white, there is no way for us to meet at the negotiation table,” he told PDRC supporters at the Silom rally site on Tuesday, said a Bangkok Post report.
He argued the only solution to the ongoing political crisis is for the government to resign, and vowed to keep fighting until the “Thaksin regime” is nowhere to be seen in Thailand.
“Yingluck says she will stay in power to protect democracy, but what type of democracy is this when [police] officers attacked civilians in broad daylight, when the Civil Court issued orders prohibiting the dispersal of protesters but there are still bombings and shootings in Bangkok and Trat?”
“There’s nowhere else in the world where national leaders order their minions to murder children so that they can cling to power,” said Mr Suthep.
He called on PDRC supporters to wear black on Wednesday as a sign of mourning for the four children killed in attacks on anti-government rallies over the weekend in Bangkok and Trat.
The children were all between the ages of four and six.
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has strongly condemned the attacks on the protesters, with her government blaming a “third hand” of being behind the violence.