Monday, January 13, 2014

STOP Bangkok (Los Angeles protest)

Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly;
Thai anti-government protesters gather in Bangkok (Wason Wanichakorn/AP)
Bangkok (Sakchai Lalit/AP/
Thailand is demanding the ouster of its corrupt first female prime minister (Yingluck Shinawatra, 45), sister of corrupt billionaire and former P.M. Thaksin Shinawatra (who is in self-imposed exile, trying to make a comeback without having to face political corruption charges in majority Buddhist Thailand). As part of the campaign pitting radical Red Shirts and reactionary Yellow Shirts in the Thai capital, Los Angelenos are joining the fray just outside UCLA at the Westwood Federal Building at 2:00 today, Jan. 13, 2014, in solidarity with Thai protesters.
Bangkok braces for protest shutdown
Keeping a Free-Land free (thai)
(AP) Thailand braced for a new wave of mass unrest Monday as anti-government demonstrators blocked major roads to "shut down" Bangkok in a bid to thwart February elections and overthrow the nation's democratically elected prime minister. The intensified protests, which could last weeks or more, raise the stakes in a long-running crisis... More

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