Thailand ’s Constitutional Court judges came under increased pressure on June 7, as supporters of the pro-government ‘red-shirt’ camp began to gather at the parliament demanding their impeachment.

The red shirts move came the day before a joint House-Senate meeting, amid a public dispute over the court's authority, after it agreed to consider the legality of the draft constitutional amendment and issued an injunction to suspend the parliamentary process until a court ruling.

Earlier, the Constitutional Court issued an injunction for the Lower House to suspend the vote on the third reading of the amendment bill which is supported by the ruling Pheu Thai Party.

The anti-government People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) or ‘yellow shirts’, believe the amendment will benefit former Premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Security has been tightened around the Parliament to avoid a possible confrontation between the ‘red shirts’ and the ‘yellow shirts’, who are also gathering at Royal Plaza, which is in close proximity to the Parliament.

The red-shirts say that they have collected nearly 10,000 names on a petition to impeach the judges and expect to have an additional 12,000 names very soon.-VNA