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Last Sunday, I attended my first rally ever. This was a rally to welcome and support the Thai Prime Minister –General Prayut Chan-O-Cha- at the Annual Conference at the United Nations in New York City.
I was excited, since the Prime Minister is my –and many Thais’- hero. In 2014 he had come to the rescue of millions of innocent Thai people in Thailand, many of whom were at risk of being harassed and even killed by a police force which took its orders from the tyrant government of Yinkluck Shinawatra (who, in truth, was a mere puppet for her big brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, a convicted criminal on many charges -including corruption and murder- and who had already fled the country in order to avoid a jail term).
Not only has General Prayut saved the Thai people, but he is also cleaning up Thailand from the actions of all the crooks and thugs who still try and hide their faces behind the mask of the word, “democracy.” This term had long been abused by Shannawatra and his followers as justification for his rampant crimes of stealing from the country, providing benefits to cronies, and silencing opposition: all simply because they had made gains via their number of governmental seats. General Prayut is reforming the country, and this is something Thailand hasn’t seen for 75 years.
The rally wasn’t about going up against anyone or any group, however. Thai people in the United States –especially those in New York, and those who could make it to NY- simply joined hands to support our Prime Minister.
The rally took place between the 26th – 28th of September, 2015 in front of the UN Building, where the world leaders were attending the conference. My husband, our daughter and I were there on Sunday, the 27th. I am proud to have been a small part of the event, and I made sure to take a video as a memory keepsake. The crowd was wild and loving. Spirits were high, and we all treated each other as if we had known each other for ages.