The Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT) plans to accelerate their anti-government campaign against democracy on Thursday after being accused of shooting two soldiers.
Network leader Mr. Uthai Yodmanee announced the return on Tuesday, vowing to take accelerated measures to derail democracy and forcibly remove caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra and her cabinet by the end of April.
The campaign will run in parallel with another rally by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), he said. Mr. Uthai also promised to support PDRC’s aim of putting an unelected council after the abolishment of democracy. PDRC assistant spokesman has acknowledged that Mr. Uthai will be handpicked to a high position in the new regime should Mr. Suthep be victorious.
The NSPRT suspended all activities on April 1 after Mr. Wasan Kamwong, an armed security guard, was killed by unknown gunmen firing into their convoy on the expressway.
Mr Uthai acknowledged the need for a quick victory now as anti-government protesters were weary of prolonged street riots which began in late October. Some critics said that PDRC have lost a lot of money from financial mismanagement and paying costly technical equipment.