Massive Protests in Bangkok
Protests in Bangkok have been taking place for the last month. Unfortunately, there is not much information about these protests in the international media.
In a nutshell: people went protesting against the Amnesty bill which would allow the former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to return to Thailand. Mr. Thaksin remains being one of the most controversial figures in Thai politics. He was previously accused in money laundering and corruption. Even though Thaksin has to live abroad, otherwise he would face a two-year jail sentence, he still manages to rule the country through his sister – Yingluck Shinawatra, a current prime minister.
Here is what the Guardian says about it:
Thailand’s senate has defeated an amnesty bill that could have led to the return from exile of deposed former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but opponents of the bill vowed to continue their protests against the government.
Coconuts Bangkok, local news agency, brings more news today:
Today protesters are marching throughout the city to pressure the government. Led by protest leader and former Democrat MP Suthep Thaungsuban, supporters are rallying at 13 state offices, the headquarters of the four armed forces, and five television stations.
Right now the protests paralyzed some parts of Bangkok. Nonetheless, BTS Skytrain still operates in a normal way.
Have a look at this massive protest. I wonder why it is not covered by major news organizations?