Bangkok Protests: Thursday Update

When news spread last night that Thailand’s Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej was to give a radio address at 7:30 a.m. today, rumors swirled that he would use the occasion to announce his resignation. Instead, he refused to cave in. “Don’t even think I am going to quit,” he said. “The country needs a leader, and […]

Audio Slide Show: State of Emergency in Bangkok

Following my previous effort, here’s a 2-minute, 18-second audio slide show I put together after spending some time at Government House today. That’s where PAD protesters are demonstrating against Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. Early today a protester was killed and several were seriously injured, which prompted the government to declare a state of emergency. […]

Thai PM Imposes State of Emergency

A state of emergency has been imposed here in Bangkok after a protester was killed and several were seriously wounded in clashes between anti-government and pro-government demonstrators early this morning. For ongoing coverage, check out: — The Nation — The Bangkok Post Here’s a story from the Straits Times: “Emergency in Bangkok: At least one […]

Bangkok Protests: Monday Update

Here’s a round-up of media coverage regarding the ongoing protests here in Thailand. The most recent news: — There was a small explosion at a police booth here in Bangkok early today (Monday). There were no injuries. — The airport in Phuket has re-opened. — And Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, who protesters say is a […]