Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dear Thai Protesters...

...PLEASE do not take over the airports again. We are almost packed and ready to be home with our families.

Article I just read.

The beginning of the article:

BANGKOK – Thailand's ousted prime minister called for a revolution Sunday after rioting erupted in the capital, with protesters commandeering public buses and swarming triumphantly over military vehicles in unchecked defiance after the government declared a state of emergency.

Bands of red-shirted anti-government protesters roamed areas of Bangkok, with some furiously smashing cars carrying Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his aides and others beating up motorists who hurled insults at them.

At least 10 intersections were occupied by the protesters, who used buses to barricade several major roads, spawning massive traffic jams. Police Gen. Vichai Sangparpai said up to 30,000 demonstrators were scattered around the city.

Ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, regarded by most of the protesters as their leader, called for a revolution and said he might return from overseas exile to lead it. [The potential return of Thaksin is what caused the protesters of the other group to take over the airports a few months ago.]

2 comments:

  1. You have this thing for leaving countries with a bang, don't you?

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  2. Whoa buddy, I leave when all the fun starts to happen. Dear Thaksin if you do come back please wait 'til the summer... I want to be there to see this :) Hope y'all have a safe flight back, I'll be praying for you :)

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