Lets Go Everywhere

Suck it Sukhumvit
September 24, 2006, 5:29 am
Filed under: army, bangkok, coup, expat, free press, freedom, media, politics, protests, Uncategorized

I saw the first soldiers in my neighbourhood, a very quiet semi-residential area off Phra Khanong and Rama IX Road. Two pimply-faced teenagers carrying assault rifles and roses walking down the alley.
The Nation reported yesterday that protesters gathered downtown at Siam Centre carrying banners that read “No To Coups” and other slogans. The protesters claimed to be anti-Thaksin and anti-coup, and they called for those opposed to the coup to wear black, or carry black banners. There were no arrests, however, that could have been because there were at least a hundred foreign and local journalists covering the demo. The army did say they had videotaped the gathering and would analyse it to see if the protesters violated the ban on groups of more than 5 people for a political purpose. Obviously, there were more than 5 people there so we’ll have to wait and see if the army takes action. My money’s on ‘no’ but I’m an optimist.

One thing I have noticed is there have been no elephants on the streets since Tuesday. Coincidence? I think not. Anti-democracy is one thing, but anti-elephant??? They’ve gone too far.

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You don’t think the elephants were actually pro-Thaksin and subsequently dealt with as “subversive elements,” do you? Nah, couldn’t be…they’re smarter than that…

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