TWO GROUPS of Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) protesters held a “car mob” parade through this northeastern city at 5 p.m. today (July 23) to pressure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign, Sanook.com said.
The approximately 1,500 protesters, from Korat Movement and Korat No Dictatorship groups, had gathered at the parking lot in front of Tawan Daeng Korat shop bringing 30 cars and over 300 motorcycles for their drive through demonstration.
The protesters’ convoy moved along various roads in this city including the area in front of Thao Suranari Monument.
During the drive the protesters blared their horns, gave the three-finger salute and displayed various placards with anti-government messages with one alleging that medical supplies are never enough but military equipment never lacking.
As the convoy passed through the city many people came out to support them by likewise giving the three-finger salute. Over a hundred policemen were on hand to ensure peace and orderliness.
The Korat “car mob” protesters said they do not have leaders with those joining in doing so by signing up at the two group’s Facebook pages.
They intend to drive around the city for a distance of 20 kilometres and then stop at a parking lot in front of Nakhon Ratchasima City Hall where speeches will be given from a stage till 9 p.m. after which they will disperse.
This evening’s “car mob” protest in Korat. Photos: Sanook.com