Bangkok rallies, November 2013

Shadow of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is still looming over Thai politics more that 6 years after he has been ousted from his post. He is currently in self-imposed exile as he faces corruption charges and jail in his home land.  His sister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is in power recently tried to pass an amnesty law that could have allowed his return. The attempt failed, but it provided fuel for the current protests shaking the capital. These are some shots I took during these demonstrations.

Blowing a whistle. It is an audible symbol of protests against Yingluck government.

Protesters cheering at Bangkok's Silom district protest.

I am determinned.

Protester is waving thai flag from the window of his car in front of US Embassy.

Former Thai prime minister Abishit Vejjajiva made an appearance in Asok rally. He received rockstar treatment.

Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is leading the march from Asok BTS to US Embassy.

People Power. Protester is cheering in support of various anti-government speeches.

Some protesters walk, some drive. They are all united in determination to bring down the Yingluck government.

All people of Thailand are united in their love for their monarch, king Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Is it Golum or Thaksin? My precious....

Pair of thai bikies cheering in the crowd.

Bus passenger watch the protesters and cheering  while bus got caught in gridlocked traffic in Asok.

For some it is much better to listen to speeches while having a smoke.

People of all ages and faith support the anti-government rally.

There is not enough room in front of podium. People are standing wherever they can, in this case the stairs to BTS station.

So far the protest were peaceful as is this rally in Silom.

Face of Silom rally. The most enthusiast protester.

It cannot be denied that all speakers bring lots of passion and fire to their speeches.