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Bangkok Protest Scene

Since the September 2006 coup that deposed PM Thaksin Shinawatra, there have been numerous groups rallying on a regular basis. Some don’t agree with the way Thaksin was ousted, and some are his paid loyalists. And then there are those who despise Thaksin, but who would like to see an end to the cycle of military coups Thailand seems to be trapped in. All protests have been peaceful, but there is often talk of violent factions escalating the confrontation. Many critics note that the groups have failed to produce impressive numbers, but since 30 of Thailand’s 76 provinces are still under martial law, and the army has been blocking citizens from entering the capital, it is difficult to know how many more dissidents exist. Regardless, the demonstrations are a manifestation of political discourse as Thailand struggles to determine its own democracy.

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One Response to “Bangkok Protest Scene”

  1. World’s History at Culture Club

    I couldn’t understand some parts of this article, but it sounds interesting

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