Just briefly, an update on the Thai parliament and the controversial reconciliation bills:
A vote was due to take place today, but the Parliament building was blocked this morning — and apparently continues to be blocked — by members of the PAD (yellow shirts) and the so-called multi-colored group.
The demonstrators’ intention is to stop a vote by preventing the ruling Pheu Thai lawmakers from entering the compound. It’s unclear when the vote will now occur.
Here are some photos I snapped from Thai TV a few hours ago.
Some MPs were forced to access the building via a hole in a fence:
And here are some photos of the PAD/multi-colored protesters:
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