Thailand blood is a form of protest of the Red
Shirts which are decided to obtain the Thai
premier’s resignation. These threw their donated
blood in front of the government’s building, in a
symbolic gesture that reflects the ‘sacrifice’ of
the people neglected by the country’s leadership.
Thousands of demonstrators supporting the
ex-premier, Thanksin Shinawatra, in exile now,
gathered in March 2010 to donate blood which they
threw it then on the sidewalk from the front of the
government but also on the doors of the building.
the Red Shirts’ leaders, Veera Musikapong said that
the blood is an oblation to show their love for
nation and the sincerity.
Other leader, Nattawut
Saikur, said that they are in fight, and if the
premier will not have blood on his hands, will have
on his feet. About 10.000 members of the Red Shirts
gathered in March 2010 in the Thailand’s capital, to ask the
resignation of the premier Abhisit. The
demonstrators arrived from the rural areas of the North and
The North-East of the country, considered illegal the tenure
of the premier title by Abhisit, came at power at the end of
2008, as a result of the parliamentary alliances.
promised to remain in Bangkok till the anticipated
elections convocation. The vice-premier Suthep
Thaugsuban appreciated that the manifestation could
last a longer time.
The premier Abhisit, of 45 years
old refused to resign saying that the Parliament’s
dissolution can’t take place if is not in the
country’s behalf. He also added that no decision can
be taken between Government and demonstrators
because it concerns the entire country. According to
the Thai law, the premier is not forced to organize
elections till the end of 2011.
The Red Shirts
manifestations interfered at two weeks after the
justice’s decision to confiscate more than a half of
the ex-premiers’ fortune, accused of power abuse
when he was in the government. The businessman was
thrown aside from power in 2006 through a coupe d’etat and could be in Montenegro now.
premier added that he proposed for an agreement on May 3 but
the offer will be kept only if the violence will stop. He
said, in a TV show, that the parts have to collaborate and
all the violence has to stop.
can be done, the anticipated elections will take
place and if not, they won’t.
proposals include reforms to approach the social
injustice, one of the important complains of the Red
Shirts. Abhisit also propose the establishment of an
independent organism made to assure important news
reported by the mass media; a committee to
investigate the violence arisen during the
demonstrations and the politic reform, inclusive the
eventual constitutional amendments.
Shirts made in special from the poor areas of
Thailand, from the rural and the urban medium,
insist that they will not let themselves hurried.
One of the
leaders asked an investigation regarding the events of April
10, when 25 person s were killed.