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Political Uncertainty in Thailand Grows After Court Ruling

Thailand's Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat was removed from power, banned from politics for five years and his People Power Party disbanded on Tuesday as Thailand's three-year political crisis continued. An analyst explains the what's next for the troubled nation.

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  • WITTHAYA BURANASIRI, Chief Government Whip, Thailand (through translator):

    We will elect members of parliament by majority of the people, and we will continue to proceed with our democracy principles. Coup d'etat is the only way to take this legitimacy from us. We will fight on.


    Pro-government supporters in this color-coordinated conflict jostled police outside the court, one of them seen here being chased and then beaten by anti-government protestors, evidence of the growing rift in Thai society.

    Earlier, an anti-government supporter was killed and a dozen injured in a grenade attack at another airport in Bangkok. Six people have been killed and scores injured in the recent unrest.

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