Protests and Bombings in Thailand


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The political tension in Thailand seems to increase with the last bombings in Bangkok in which nearly 30 people injured and nearly 8 people have died since the beginning of the crisis.The protesters aim the resignation of the government headed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The protesters, numbered as 100 yhousand people in Bangkok streets claim PM Yingluck is influenced by former Prime Minister and and her brother Thaksin Shinawatra who was deposed by military coup d’etat in 2006 because of the corruption in his goverment and was sentenced to two years.

Yingluck Shinawatra accepted to call elections on February however this announcements seems not to decrease the tension. The protesters and the opposition, Democrat Party boycotting the polls and aim to see the government resing and Yingluck to leave the country. The other main actor in Thai politics, Thai Army, who realized a succesfull coup d’etat in 2006, is wondered whether it will intervene in the crisis or not. Lastly the government has announced state of emergency for 60 days.

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What a beautiful country, what beautiful friendly people, what a shame! It is indeed a pity that a country such as Thailand is at present in political turmoil. Muslim violence in the southern provinces and now violence in the capital, all doing no good for the working people, many of whom rely on the tourist dollar. The Prime Minister, I understand, has offered to resign in order to quell the violence, but apparently this is not enough. For the countrys millions of poor people, this trouble needs to be dealt with, and quickly.

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