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Bangkok Protests

My Heart Breaks for Thailand

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

As somebody who has a close kinship with the people and business leaders of Thailand, I'm heartbroken by the recent military coup. Over the past couple of years, I have spent a great deal of time in Bangkok on speaking tours and working with the emerging professional class.

Bankok Protests Turn Deadly

AP | JINDA WEDEL | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Gunmen in a pickup truck attacked an anti-government protest in eastern Thailand, killing a child and wounding dozens of other people...

Thai Court Bans Use Of Violence Against Protesters

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ordered the government on Wednesday not to use force against protesters who are attempting to oust the prime minister, a...

Violence Erupts As Police Try To Remove Bangkok Protesters

Reuters | Athit Perawongmetha and Damir Sagolj | Posted 04.19.2014 | World

BANGKOK, Feb 18 (Reuters) - A Thai police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and cla...

Thai Protesters March To Downtown Bangkok In Effort To Topple PM

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | World

* Anti-government protesters close two camps, head downtown * No election results announced; Yingluck remains caretaker PM (Adds U...

Thailand Declares State Of Emergency For Protests

AP | GRANT PECK and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas to cope with protests that have stirr...

Map Steers Bangkok Tourists Away From Protest Areas

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Being a tourist in a city during a time of unrest can be a scary thing. Luckily, travelers in Bangkok can now steer clear of protest areas thanks to a...

Thai Protesters Paralyze Capital

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

By Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Thai Foreign Ministry once occupied a neoclassical palace built for a revered ...

Thai PM Invokes Emergency Law Amid Fierce Protests

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister invoked an emergency law on Monday after demonstrators seeking to remove her from office occupied parts of ...

Thailand Sets a Poor Example to Burma

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Long a staunch US ally and once a reliable partner in the region, under the nose of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Thailand has morphed into a threat to regional peace and serial human rights abuser.

Emergency Powers and Thailand's Internal Colonization

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

The emergency decree is still in force in 10 regions in Thailand, and allows authorities shut down media, freeze bank accounts and arrest citizens with no charges.

Thai Government Declares Protest Violence Mostly Quelled

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — As soldiers mopped up pockets of resistance and the government declared it was back in control, fears grew Thursday that the tentative...

Thai Troops Attempt to Penetrate Protestor Barricades in Bangkok

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — An Associated Press reporter has seen the bodies of two people in the protest zone in central Bangkok as Thai troops stormed into the ...

Thai Prime Minister Says He Won't Step Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | World