19 September 2006 coup
The Deputy Prime Minister says that the red shirts can hold protests, but warns of legal action if they break the Emergency Decree.
The CRES spokesperson told the press that some people misrepresented the facts by claiming that the authorities killed red shirts, and he insisted that there were armed elements among protesters who killed the security forces and protesters and that soldiers did not use live ammunition. The Emergency Decree is to remain because there are offences against the monarchy. He also warned that the placing of red flowers in front of prisons by red shirts might constitute contempt of court.
It’s 19 September, 2009. Three years after the coup - how time flies. Might some want to revel in nostalgic idealization of the past, of the complimentary-flower coup d’etat which ousted Thaksin Shinawatra? Some may at least want to look at things on a bright side and at least thank these generals for their invaluable service to ‘Thai democracy’.