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NYT: In Rural Thailand, an Unappeased Opposition Bides Its Time

A story in yesterday’s NYT: In Rural Thailand, an Unappeased Opposition Bides Its Time:

In front of the charred ruins of the municipal hall here, a huge poster carries the photographs of 76 people being sought in an attack on the building three months ago, on the day the anti-government “red shirt” protests were crushed in Bangkok. Only 11 have been caught.

Scores of people are in hiding, many of them sheltered by a mostly sympathetic population. Scores more, arrested at the scene, are being held without bail.

Here in the heart of red shirt country, the government appears to have made little headway in calming or winning over its opponents, and the arrests and detentions illustrate the continuing divisions in the country.

Worth a read.

By Newley

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