PAD Declares ‘People’s Victory’, Ends Its 192 Day-long Rally

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After months of rallying, the People’s Alliance for Democracy protesters have packed their bags and returned home Wednesday morning, following the Constitution Court’s dissolution of three major coalition parties for electoral fraud.

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All People’s Alliance for Democracy leaders held a press conference last night, announcing the end of their demonstrations against the PPP-led administration and to prevent the amendment of the 2007 Constitution.

The PAD leaders announced that the all protesters will leave its 3 main rally sites at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Muang Airport and the Government House at 10 a.m. this morning.

The PAD members have packed their belongings and cleaned up the protest sites at Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang airports and Government House. Most PAD supporters have begun to make their way home to various provinces, including Bangkok.

The months-long anti-government protests, which were taken to both Bangkok airports since last week, had come to and end after Somchai Wongsawat was removed from office, following the Constitution Court ruling to disband People Power, Chart Thai and Matchima Thipataya parties and to ban all their executive board members from politics for 5 years, on Tuesday.

All three coalition parties were dissolved after their executives were found guilty of electoral fraud by the Supreme Court and the Election Commission.

However, PAD leader Sondhi Limthongkul stated that the PAD will resume its protest if the new prime minister, who will be nominated in a special House session on December 8, comes from the People Power Party, or if the move to rewrite the charter is resurrected again.

And, following the announcement, protesters started packing their belongings and said their goodbyes to their fellow protesters, where they have been camping out for just over a week, with Airports of Thailand staff and officials moving in to inspect the buildings and systems.

Meanwhile, the police expect traffic around the Government House to be fully opened this afternoon, after PAD members have cleared out their belongings from the government’s official seat.

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