I persuaded our tuk-tuk driver to take us to the sites of the street protests. People had been building barricades and fighting the police and army. The anti-government protests were very violent. He was very nervous about going anywhere near.
‘organised by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), a political pressure group led by former Democrat Party parliamentary representative (MP) Suthep Thaugsuban. The crisis eventually resulted in the removal of incumbent Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a coup d’état, and the establishment of a military junta.
The primary aim of the protests was removing the influence of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the brother of Yingluck, on Thai politics and the creation of an unelected “people’s council” to oversee reforms of the political system. Protesters viewed Thaksin as corrupt and damaging to Thailand’s democracy.’
It reminds me of the current situation in Myanmar.