The Pheu Thai led government of Yingluck Shinawatra tried to pass a sweeping amnesty law earlier this month. The bill sailed through the lower house of the Thai Parliament and passed by a landslide, largely because the opposition Democrats walked out of the parliament before the vote was taken.
Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva makes a phone call during the protest at Democracy Monument. He was defeated by Yingluck Shinawatra in the 2011 election.
The Prime Minister appealed for calm and then withdrew the bills and the Senate, the upper house of Thai parliament, voted down the amnesty bill, effectively killing it for at least six months.
The protestors’ stage at Democracy Monument is reflected in a woman’s sunglasses.