Here are some photos I took of today’s protests.
The Bangkok Post has more images.
Meanwhile, the WSJ reports:
After turning central Bangkok into a flag-waving sea of protest Monday, antigovernment activists now say they are preparing to take their campaign to the next level by seizing Thailand’s stock exchange.
The WSJ also has a liveblog.
The NYT says:
Bangkok’s central commercial district was swarmed by antigovernment protesters on Monday as part of a so-called shutdown of the city, a largely peaceful demonstration that cut most traffic to Thailand’s costliest real estate and most prestigious addresses.
The protest was the boldest move in two months of protests against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
About 80,000 Thai protesters blocked major roads in Bangkok, disrupting traffic and increasing pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign.
Note: Blog posts may be sporadic in the days ahead, but you can follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates.
- ‘Bangkok Shutdown’ day 3: overnight violence, Feb. 2 elections to go ahead
- ‘Bangkok Shutdown’ update: Court says government can delay Feb. 2 election — but will it?
- Thailand update: Democrats to boycott election; a few stories on today’s protest
- Thailand update: Yingluck dissolves house, calls new elections—and protests continue
- Thailand update: Suthep calls for more rallies; still no word on Democrats’ election participation