Anti-government protesters with the People’s Alliance for Democracy have been sitting outside the UN building in Bangkok all week. (I think of them as a welcoming committee of sorts.) In 2006, the same group’s protests helped topple Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra. Although newspapers — and UN security — keep warning that the protests could get violent, I can’t imagine this group of people becoming violent. So far the protest has consisted mainly of people hanging out on a grassy area where they’ve pitched tents, eating street food and taking naps.
To Coup or Not to Coup in Thailand, Asia Times, May 31, 2008
Ha! Welcome committee indeed. If eating street food, tanning on the lawn and napping is being on strike, I am ready to sign up…right now.
YES! I can live vicariously through you for the summer. Looking forward to seeing a new photo every day.