Pro-Election Rallies in Pictures

The “Bangkok shutdown” was today and a large number of people came out for it.
CNN estimated 50,000. Others say less. Protest leader Suthep suggested 180,000.
Michael Yon estimated hundreds of thousands

World and national media focused most of their coverage on Bangkok. Afterall it is the capital. But what was happening outside of Bangkok? I got tired of searching last night but came up with at least 37 provinces with pro-election rallies countering the Bangkok shutdown. That includes all but 3 provinces in the North/NE and they probably had events that I couldn’t find. How many people showed up to these rallies? Take a look below and see what you think. By the way, this is not an endorsement of any political group. My blog is mostly about Isan and I wanted to put in pictures what is scattered around the news and social media. Any additions or corrections?

Ubon Ratchathani
large_image

Udon Thani
udon

Chiang Mai
chiang mai

Khon Kaen
khon kaen

Nong Khai
nong khai

Chiang Rai
chiangrai

Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat)
korat

Pathum Thani
Pathumthani

Kamphaeng Phet
kamphaeng phet

Phayao
phayao

Buriram
buriram

Phetchabun
Phetchabun

Sisaket
sisaket

Ratchaburi
ratchaburi

Lamphun
lamphun

Kalasin
kalasin

Loei
loei

Sakon Nakhon
sakon nakhon

Uttaradit
uttaradit

Phitsanulok
phitsanulok

Lampang
lampang

Mahasarakham
sarakham

Yasothon
yasothon

Nakhon Phanom
nakhonphanom

Surin
surin

Nong Bua Lamphu
nongbualamphu

Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya

Samut Sakhon
samut sakhon

Tak
Tak

Nakhon Sawan
nakhon sawan

Phrae
phrae

Chaiyaphum
chaiyaphum

Mukdahan
mukdahan

Roi Et
roi et

Songkhla (Hat Yai)
songkhla

Mae Hong Son
MHS

Bueng Kan – I couldn’t find a picture but over 1,000 people were reported.

 

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4 Responses to Pro-Election Rallies in Pictures

  1. Graham says:

    Thanks for the great work. Finding an aggregation of news on these has been difficult. And of course without reporting from across the country the full picture cannot be seen. I also saw pictures for Chonburi, Uthai Thani, Lad Phrao (BKK) and Samut Prakarn but off hand cannot remember where. There were also some “stealth demos” by the Respect My Vote people where they took selfie style of pics of hand held Respect My Vote cards at the sites of Suthep’s demos.

  2. Tim Meisburger says:

    Thanks for putting this together, and helping to provide some balance to the markedly Bangkok-centric focus of the media in Thailand.

  3. bonnie brereton says:

    It’s good to see this because it’s not being covered in the big media.

  4. I got here from PPT.

    Thanks for chasing these pictures down ! In addition to the numbers, some of the shots were taken up-close and personal, facing the people and they are really great … Lamphun, Chayaiphum, Surin … and I was surprised and delighted to see the candles lit in Songkhla !

    I reposted your finds, just so I could view them myself … in ‘perpetuity’. Thanks again for taking the time to chase them down. Living in Thailand we know what the situation is … but if you are outside the country … and reading the Guardian, or Reuters, or Bloomberg, or even AP … you have a very distorted view … of a purposefully distorted situation.

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