Profile of the “Bangkok Shutdown” Protestors


This report highlights the findings of a survey undertaken by The Asia Foundation of the antigovernment People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) demonstrators in Bangkok, which was conducted on January 13-14, 2014, following the launch of PDRC’s “Bangkok Shutdown” campaign. The aim of the short survey—a follow-up to the Foundation’s November 2013 survey of the PDRC and Red-Shirt supporters in Bangkok—was two-fold: (1) to learn about the demographic composition of the latest PDRC gatherings; and (2) to probe the perspectives of PDRC activists on a series of questions related to the current tensions, the February 2, 2014 election, and related issues.

Posted February 5, 2014
Related locations: Thailand
Related programs: Conflict and Fragile Conditions, Elections