Red Shirts React to Court Ruling
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The Thai Constitutional Court, ruled Wednesday on the legality of the proposed amnesty bills passed the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. There were fears that the court would find the amnesty bill unconstitutional and dissolve the ruling Pheu Thai ruling party as punishment. Thousands of Red Shirts, the base of the Pheu Thai, traveled to Bangkok to watch the verdict being read. Ultimately, the court ruled that the amnesty bills were unconstitutional, which had little practical impact since the bills was defeated in the Senate, but also ruled that despite the law's unconstitutionality, the government would not be dissolved. When the court's final ruling was read aloud a cheer roared through the crowd and some people wept in joy and relief.