posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 09:21 AM
For anyone who doesn't know what has been going down in Thailand as of late, there has been a string of mass protests against the current government,
accusing them of corruption.
"Our only goal is that there must be no Thaksin regime in Thailand anymore," the protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said, rejecting the prime
minister’s call for talks, while a lawmaker from the ruling Puea party said that "the government will not instigate a violent situation because
that is exactly what Suthep wants... we will not be provoked."
These protests have been remarkably successful and protesters have stormed major military and political buildings. The newest information to come out
of Thailand is that the police have given up firing teargas and have JOINED IN!
Earlier this week in Thailand, a shocking turn of events took place. Ordered to harass and block protestors , policemen instead yielded to the
peaceful riot by laying down their barricades and helmets as a sign of solidarity
The current PM, Yingluck Shinawatra, is the sister of the previous PM, Thakskin Shinawatra. Thakskin was accused of deceit and corruption and his
sister is considered a puppet of her brother.
I remember my time in Thailand seeing the face of Thakskin everywhere, you were not allowed to publicly offend him and it felt quite oppressive. I am
not 100% familiar with how well this new PM (the first female PM of Thailand) is doing but she seems to have her haters.
My question to you ATS, is do you think this will be a huge step for reform in Thailand? Or will we see another Egypt style revolution that would turn
the country into turmoil, thoughts?