sábado, 24 de maio de 2014

Thailand: Supporters of Shinawatra defy martial law

Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister was forced to resign in early may, is now owned, as several members of his Government.

This Saturday, the "red shirts", supporters of Shinawatra, are already on the streets of Bangkok and promise a great manifestation in an attitude of defiance to martial law, which bans gatherings of more than 5 people.

The military staged the coup reported that political leaders who were present the military junta "may be detained until a week".

According to an army spokesman "if they are not found significant links or links to the conflict and cannot find a ground of understanding" with detainees "aimed at a solution to the situation in the country, surely these people will be freed."

Yingluck Shinawatra was arrested under martial law declared by the military, which allows arrest without charge during precisely a week.

The military junta has not reported how many people have already been arrested, but more than 150 are prohibited from leaving Thailand.

The army returned to intervene this week after months of power struggle between the Shinawatra, supported by the rural majority in the North of the country, and the opposition, formed by an urban elite connected mostly to royalty and the army.

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