WASHINGTON — Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, dissolved her country’s parliament to call for an immediate, new election. But, this did not immediately appease the mass of demonstrators in the capital city.
Reuters reported that chaos reigns in Thailand, as protesters took to the streets. But, these protests were less violent than last week, before they took a pause to honor their revered king’s birthday.
Police estimated about 160,000 demonstrators hit the streets and protested outside the prime minister’s office.
Yingluck’s brother, Thaksin, is living in exile than face charges of graft and possible prison time. But, the protesters apparently want to curb his influence and that of his sister. Instead, they want a new prime minister and an unelected government body to govern the country. Yet, no specifics were given to the media by their leader, Suthep Thaugsuban.