'Street protests to last until Thaksin ally gov't ousted'

Thaksin skipped bail on Monday to London, alleging that the political enemies who removed him in a 2006 coup were interfering in the courts to "finish off" him and his family.

'Street protests to last until Thaksin ally gov't ousted'
A two-month street protest against Thailand's government, deemed a proxy of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, will continue until it is ousted, even though Thaksin has gone into exile, a protest spokesman said on Monday.

"We will continue our rally until the puppet government is booted out," Parnthep Pourpongpan of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) told Reuters.

"Thaksin's exile is another victory for us, but our ultimate goal is to finish off the Thaksin regime by kicking out his puppet government," said Parnthep, whose coalition is made up mainly of pro-military, royalist and urban middle-class elements.

Thaksin skipped bail on Monday to London, alleging that the political enemies who removed him in a 2006 coup were interfering in the courts to "finish off" him and his family.

Reuters
Last Mod: 11 Ağustos 2008, 21:53
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