The Civil Court on Monday refused to issue an injunction to force red-shirt protesters to leave Ratchaprasong intersection as requested by the government.
The court reasoned that the director of the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) already has the authority under the Internal Security Act, which has been imposed in the capital, to order red-shirts out of the area without having to seek the court injunction.
The court explained that the ISA empowers the Isoc director to prevent activities that affect national stability and the director has the right to carry out actions that would bring the country back to normalcy.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is the director of Isoc.
Protesters who were still occupying the intersection cheered loudly upon hearing the court’s decision.
Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan said this is the victory of the red-shirts and justice has been served. (Bangkok Post)
Unstoppable. Abhisit is so totally freaked out… and so hypocrite that he’s losing his nerves and making big mistakes.
His government imposed the ISA, a special law that allows the security apparatus to… well maintain order. It’s a PC version of the state of emergency.
But the problem is : ISA is dirty. It wouldn’t be very nice, very friendly to see army units marching on thousands of protesters, sitting peacefully on the streets. So, instead, let’s ask a… Court.
Abhisit tries to hide behind a Court, to avoid his own responsabilities.
He tries to avoid this :
(pictures taken during last april riots)
From a tactical point of views, the Red Shirts have made great progress since last april…
The government is in a dead-end position when confronted to thousand of protesters sitting “Gandhi style”. If the Red Shirts manage to keep the pressure on the long run then Abhisit is going to be in a real hot bed.