Tyres And Tempest In Thailand

Burning tyres, walls constructed with any material available, barbed wire to prevent the police from climbing over barriers, and chants of protest echoed through the streets of Bangkok as angry Red Shirts made clear their desire to force an overthrow of the government. After weeks of deadlock created by thousands of people from rural areas who have entered the city in order to make clear the need to change leadership of the nation, Thailand is deadlocked and anger increases with each passing day. As Molotov cocktails were hurled at troops, as troops fired into the crowd it became impossible to determine who had fired first. In a sense, that was not the question. The question is whether the urban elite retains power or do they allow rural poor and other impoverished people to influence government forces.

Both sides are determined not to budge. A perfect plan for death and destruction.

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