THAI protesters vowed yesterday to fight until victory, despite a warning from the Prime Minister and army chief that the government and the military were preparing to retake areas controlled the Red Shirts by force if necessary.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva spoke in a nationally televised interview alongside the army chief yesterday, in an apparent effort to dispel rumours of a rift between himself and the military.
The broadcast came a day after Mr Abhisit’s rejection of a compromise offer by the so-called Red Shirts — who say the current government is illegitimate and are demanding new elections — dashed hopes that a peaceful way could be found to end the standoff.
“We won’t go home until we win,” a protest leader, Khwanchai Praipana, told supporters following Mr Abhisit’s appearance.
He also urged protesters in provincial areas to confront police and military trying to stop reinforcements from entering Bangkok.