Future Forward faithful gather to watch verdict
Future Forward Party supporters were on Friday (February 21) assembling at its Bangkok headquarters, some buying souvenirs to help cover the legal expenses of embattled party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.
With a Constitutional Court ruling on the party’s fate due at 3pm, the faithful obtained membership cards bearing a hand-drawn portrait of Thanathorn and top donors received T-shirts autographed by party MPs.
As a band played in the background, protective facemasks were distributed to ward off the Covid-19 virus.
Party executives speaking at the gathering insisted that Thanathorn’s financial loans to the party and some members – the primary move that landed him and the party in legal trouble – had adhered to the Constitution, but “the process is not in our favour”, as one put it.
As verdict time drew near, the crowd began swelling around a large TV screen.