Thailand protests update: a few links to share

The truce holds, at least for now. The Thai king turned 86 today; it’s a national holiday. Meanwhile, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban told supporters Tuesday night: “We will start our fight again on December 6. We will start as dawn is breaking and we will fight every day until we get victory…” Here are a […]

Thailand protests: And just like that, we’ve reached a truce

Police outside the Met Police HQ waiting to greet protesters – with red roses! — Andrew R.C. Marshall (@Journotopia) December 3, 2013 See today’s stories from the WSJ, the AP, the BBC, Reuters, and the NYT. For the tick-tock, see Saksith Saiyasombut’s liveblog. Meanwhile, I wrote this Quartz post: “Cops giving protesters roses does […]

Thailand update: Drone footage provides vivid views of yesterday’s clashes

Last week I wrote a story for Quartz about the increasing use of drone journalism here in Bangkok amid ongoing protests. At that time, Thai media outlets and others were using the devices to photograph demonstrations around Democracy Monument. Protests have escalated in recent days, and the drones are providing some vivid footage. Today Bangkok […]

Thailand update: Protesters target state telecoms — and suspected Red Shirts

The AP reports: A mob of anti-government protesters attacked at least two people they suspected of supporting the current Thai government and smashed the windows of a moving Bangkok bus Saturday in the first eruption of violence after a week of tense street protests. The mob also smashed the windshield of a taxi carrying people […]

Here are 3 maps that show where Bangkok protests are happening—for now, at least

Anti-government protesters have been ratcheting up their rallies in recent days. It’s a fluid situation: Demonstrators often move to various locations in the city throughout the day. Yesterday they targeted the Police headquarters; today they forced their way into the Army’s HQ. It can be hard, especially for those not familiar with the geography of […]

Thailand protest update: demonstrations move beyond Bangkok

Just briefly: A few stories worth checking out today: Thai Protests Widen Beyond Bangkok — WSJ Best political insult of the day, courtesy of Thailand: ‘Stupid Crab B*tch Water Buffalo Face‘ — GlobalPost. Thailand’s Suthep: dissent crusher turns protest leader — Reuters Leader of Thai protests says he’s prepared to die — AP Protesters Take […]

Bangkok protests update: November 26

Above: today’s WSJ Asia and International New York Times A quick update, following yesterday’s post, as protests continue here in Bangkok. What happened today: Protesters surrounded the interior, tourism, transport, and agriculture ministries. Yingluck and the Pheu Thai party are undergoing a two-day confidence debate in Parliament An arrest warrant was issued for protest leader […]

Bangkok protests: What happened today and how to follow the news

Anti-government protesters, whose rallies I’ve written about before, stepped up their demonstrations today. Above is AP video of scuffles that broke out with police. Here’s a recap of what happened today: Protesters began marching to 13 locations around the city this morning, then later forced their way into the Finance Ministry. Demonstrators also entered the […]

Following up: A few Stories on Saturday’s Protest in Bangkok

As a follow-up to my previous post, I wanted to point out some stories on Saturday’s anti-government protest in Bangkok: Embedded above and on Youtube here is a BBC report. Bloomberg summed up: Thai anti-government forces called off a rally yesterday aimed at toppling Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra because of a poor turnout after clashes […]