Friday, 13 December 2013

Police In Thailand Lay Down Weapons - Join With Protestors

Earlier this week in Thailand, a shocking turn of events took place. Ordered to harass and block protesters, policemen instead yielded to the peaceful riot by laying down their barricades and helmets as a sign of solidarity. 

The gathering protesters explained that their goal is to destroy the political machine of former Prime Minister Thakskin Shinawatra, who is accused of widespread corruption and abuse of power. 

The present Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is Thakskin’s sister and is seen as a puppet of her brother.

 In a move to topple the Shinawatra government, protesters planned on storming the Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau. This act was devised and led by protest leader, Suthep Thaugsuban. 

But what police did instead surprised many. Their lowering of arms and joining with protesters marks a turning point in the protests and a potential shift in power. The following video shares the triumphant merging of both sides. 

It an inspirational act for law enforcement workers to take initiative and stand up for what is right. Who knows what changes could take place if other countries followed suit. 

Recently a very similar event happened in Italy when Italian riot police joined with protesters. Click the link below to see more. 

Italian Riot Police Remove Helmets- Join Anti-EU protesters

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