The leaders of the of the Suthep Thaugsuban who were retired military and were also associated with the former defense minister General Prawit Wongsuwan and the former chief of general Anupong Paochinda who are believed to have also played a major role in this.
The protestors were so much influenced by the amnesty bill that was protecting some of the prominent politicians who had gotten away with murder charges since the year 2004. The prime minister had been accused to be corrupt. The bill is said not to be reasonable since it would allow the former prime minister back to their country and no conviction would be imposed to him even after all his bad misdeeds and he would get away with all the corruption cases that had been imposed on him. 1Though there were a lot of protests coming from the Democratic Party and the Red Shirt movement regarding this bill. The senate discussed on the same bill on November 11th 2013. On November 25th, 2013 the People’s Democratic Reform Committee made sure that some of the government offices were closed without the police’s notice since they had fear that it would lead to a coup like the one that had happened in the year 2006. At first the protests were peaceful but then it was not for long since violent began between the anti pro groups of 1st December 2013 and the 30th November 2013. This violence had resulted to the death of four and the injuring of about sixty people.
The protesters were demanding to enter the government house but the security stopped them for two days that they protested. On 3rd December they were allowed to enter the government house since it was his birthday. This was just a way of trying to create calmness between the two groups. On December 8th 2013 153 Democrat members of parliament resigned from office and the prime minister dissolved the House of Representatives the next dayand he announced for the general elections which was scheduled for February 2nd 2014. This decision was greatly opposed by