It was just a few years ago that streets of Bangkok were filled with supporters of Yingluck Shinawatra who sought leadership of the country. Her followers were beaten, jailed and some died during protests. Ms. Shinawatra eventually won an election which caused many of her opponents to fear that she was simply standing in for her brother, Thaksin, who himself had been ousted. She understood, or should have understood, there were numerous factions waiting for an opportunity to turn the weapon of protest back on her.
During the past few days, those opposed to her government are filling the streets of Bangkok and they want her to leave. General Boonlert Kaewprasit of the Royalist Pitak Siam faction claims Ms. Shinawatra’s government is corrupt and cruel. One wonders if this is an example of tit for tat or is there substance to the charges.