Skip to comments.Thai protesters target ministries, threaten bourse
Posted on 01/13/2014 8:00:38 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
Protesters trying to topple Thailand's government said they would tighten the blockade around ministries on Tuesday and a hardline faction threatened to storm the stock exchange, while many major intersections in the capital Bangkok remained blocked.
The turmoil is the latest chapter in an eight-year conflict pitting the Bangkok-based middle class and royalist establishment against the mostly poorer, rural supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, a former premier who was ousted by the military in 2006.
Many ministries and the central bank were forced to work from back-up offices on Monday after protesters led by Suthep Thaugsuban stopped civil servants getting to work.
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Offers range up to 1000 Baht per person , which in Thailand is phenomenal . Where is this money coming from ?
First Guess: George Soros....
He has been know to fund crap like this inorder to stir up unrest to make a killing trading currency
He can’t keep up this evil forever.
(If it IS him, directly. That isn’t the only possibility. If I were the king of Siam, I’d get out the tear gas. The wimpy response sounds plain weird.)
I’m surprised Suthep hasn’t been killed yet. This is a horrible mess. Both sides are making populist appeals and courting Marxist students. Paid demonstrators once again. Corruption is ingrained in both sides of Thai politics. However, I’d hate to see Thaksin back. His sister is less ruthless so far.
this Sutep guy is spouting boiler plate Maoism , as far as I can tell . ‘Peoples Committees ‘ ...give me a break .
Are you there ? See any ‘red tide ‘ approaching from the outskirts? Who is providing the ngun tai toh ?
if Mr. Wizard is behind the curtain , no body is talking about it . One day Mr. Wizard will get his . The world is not as large as he might hope it is .
We haven’t been able to go back this year due to health. We’re just following on Internet TV and through friends. Chiang Mai and Phrae are mostly Red Shirt but friends at Payap and CMU worry about the foreign business support for Thaksin. ASTV has apparently been cut off in the last few hours.