Thai protesters march in bid to oust PM, take aim at U.S.

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MichelM wrote:

Today is just a small walk to request people to join the main protest on 22/12/13! But there is seems like you need to go back at school to learn to count! Where you there? I was!

Dec 19, 2013 12:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
MarkmBha1 wrote:

CRAZY !
What are they protesting for?
The yellow shirts have lost their purpose.
Enough! People are tired of this nonsense.

Dec 19, 2013 4:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
wattana wrote:

Dear Alan Raybould,

1. Do you think 2-3 million people protest for goverment is a normal way of democracy?
2. Your number of protesters are wrong all time because you don’t walk with the proteters for the real situation, you just received the information from Thai police officers that very bad for my people.
3. I suggest that if you are the big news organization your data or information should be more correct than this.

Hope to be better,

Wattana

Dec 19, 2013 4:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
lphock wrote:

It’s checkmate on Abhisit and Suthep by Yingluck. If poll delays for one year, she will still be caretaker. The asset freeze on protesters and supporters is constitutional and not surprising as the game is played like football – these is two goal posts. Thaksin asset in Thailand was seized by the coup and nominated caretakers. If the ,military coup favours anti-government again, the Monarch last glorious moment in this Kingdom will be very fragile. Then if the poll goes ahead, no prize to guess the winner. The paradigm shift is in the camp of the elites to close ranks with rural and improvised.

Dec 19, 2013 4:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
Charlietemple wrote:

Why are you so against democracy ? These people are desperately trying to stop their country being wrecked by the same sort of people who got USA into massive debt and recession. You should be applauding them. They are sick of corruption, outside influences, bad governance and undemocratic elected governments. How do I know this ? I just came back from the protest having wanted to see the truth. Lovely people. Old, young, middle class and poor. Al, worried about what is happening. Smiles, songs and good will. You are not reporting accurately at all. Maybe the US should stay out of their country’s business and stop trying to change it. Peace and love man. These are good people being democratic.

Dec 19, 2013 6:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
kongjaihan wrote:

Thanks, Charlietemple. You are absolutely right. This is a big mistake of Reuters. Please do not publish wrong information about Thailand as all the world will know anyway. You need to have a better writer who do job accurately. This twisted the truth about what’s happening. Don’t know why you’re covering up the truth of Shinawatra’s corruptions. Thai people are trying to fix and save their country. If you don’t know something deeply, please just do not interfere as it will cause more problems. Hope you are a good media.

Dec 19, 2013 2:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
will8888 wrote:

The write didn’t research; the thursday marches were a ‘dry run’ for sunday’s big march.

Dec 19, 2013 11:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
will8888 wrote:

The write didn’t research; the thursday marches were a ‘dry run’ for sunday’s big march.

Dec 19, 2013 11:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Amy:
If you’re not blind, you must be very wicked for consistently misrepresenting the facts on the peaceful massive protests against Yingluck Shinawatra’s regime. It’s so unbelievable that you’ve shamelessly try to fool your readers by writing your stories with distorted facts. If you don’t know what Buddha said (three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.), perhaps you can remember what Prez Lincoln said: “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time.” You should reconsider a new career if you don’t know or can’t adhere to the good journalistic principles of accurate, fair and truthful reporting. Shame on you for tarnishing the good reputation of Western reporters established by Water Cronkite, Ted Koppel, Bill Moyer, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil!

Dec 20, 2013 12:03am EST  --  Report as abuse

Dear Amy Sawitta Lefevre:
How can you be so blind and ignorant by consistently reporting the massive peaceful protests by Thai people in Bangkok and provinces across the country with lies and distorted facts? When more than a million demonstrators came on the streets on 11/30/13, you reported the total number as about 100,000 only. On 12/9/3, there were about 4 million peaceful anti-govt protesters who walked for miles and miles in 10 separate massive groups from different directions to merge and congregate around the Govt House but you said about 150,000 only! In your articles, you failed to report the facts on the root cause and the ultimate goals of the protests. We want to uproot the Thaksinomics and get rid of the most corrupted governments in Thailand under the current administration led by Yinluck Shinawatra and her predecessors (controlled by Thaksin Shinawatra) who have used the authoritarian and Fascist systems (not the democracy they’ve claimed) to run the country . They’ve destroyed the country and hi-jacked the democratic system. Equally important are our goals to comprehensively reform our country to help us attain the real democracy, greater freedoms and rights, more responsible and accountable leaders and representative, better society and higher standard of living that put corruption in tightest control and severely punish those who commits it.
If you can’t do your job honestly to meet the good journalism standard (fairly, accurately, truthfully and objectively set by Walter Cronkite, Ted Koppel, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, etc.), please get out and have a new career!

Dec 20, 2013 3:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
will8888 wrote:

Charlie you couldn’t have put it better. I was there a few weeks ago and it was really uplifting to see this was a pro democracy anti corruption uprising rather than a yellow shirt thing. Infact the only yellow worn was in respect to the King, this was people from all walks of life, not just the rich that had been reported. People from all over thailand, not just bangkok.

Dec 20, 2013 7:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
will8888 wrote:

Charlie you couldn’t have put it better. I was there a few weeks ago and it was really uplifting to see this was a pro democracy anti corruption uprising rather than a yellow shirt thing. Infact the only yellow worn was in respect to the King, this was people from all walks of life, not just the rich that had been reported. People from all over thailand, not just bangkok.

Dec 20, 2013 7:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
will8888 wrote:

Charlie you couldn’t have put it better. I was there a few weeks ago and it was really uplifting to see this was a pro democracy anti corruption uprising rather than a yellow shirt thing. Infact the only yellow worn was in respect to the King, this was people from all walks of life, not just the rich that had been reported. People from all over thailand, not just bangkok.

Dec 20, 2013 7:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
will8888 wrote:

Charlie you couldn’t have put it better. I was there a few weeks ago and it was really uplifting to see this was a pro democracy anti corruption uprising rather than a yellow shirt thing. Infact the only yellow worn was in respect to the King, this was people from all walks of life, not just the rich that had been reported. People from all over thailand, not just bangkok.

Dec 20, 2013 7:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
khampee wrote:

what do they want .reform what everything,part what,lets see it in writing,you been plotting for years ,so what do you want,free press media ,speech,free elections without the rich trying to buy power,who are the these people they think have the right to select the reform body,the 19 x mp,s cannot be on it ,and who what where are the rest of this group.sorry it a none starter,time for you to respect the law the country and ALL the peoples wishes,go home and enjoy the time you have left, you have show you can hate but can you handle being hated by most of the thai people,let the evolution of politics take it course,you nor you old ways are acceptable in the modern world.

Dec 21, 2013 11:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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