Another Day, Another Bangkok Riot

The good news from Bangkok is that things are back to normal. Of course, when one employs the word, “normal” in Bangkok that means some group of people are in the streets protesting the administration of the nation. They do wear different colored shirts in order to clarify the belief system of those engaged in protest. Today, thousands are wearing bright colored shirts in order to make clear this is the anti Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra organized protest. Actually, it is not so much they do not like her, but they simply detest her brother Thaksin who currently is in exile after being driven from power about ten years ago. The Democratic party is behind current protests and its leader has informed the prime minister. According to Democratic party leader Suthep Thaugsuban if she doesn’t resign, they will close Bangkok for one day, then one week, and then one month and so on and so on.

Of course, if Yingluck resigns, another group of protesters from northern Thailand will enter the capital and engage in protests against whoever is in power from the Democratic party for one day or one week or one month and so on and so on. I assume they will wear a different colored shirt.