Friday, September 22, 2006



Here’s the beginning of a story today in Bangkok’s newspaper The Nation:

Public stages its first protest

Nearly 100 people staged the first civilian protest against the coup last night, calling it illegitimate and a violation of Thai democracy.

The protesters in front of Bangkok's Siam Centre included university students, lecturers and social activists. All wore black to mourn the death of democracy and condemned the coup as counter-productive.

Farther down in the story is this:

The protest attracted several bystanders and around 100 Thai and foreign journalists. Nobody was arrested.

So, according to this report, there were about as many journalists as there were demonstrators. Interesting. Quite a difference to the turnouts against Thaksin before the coup. (See picture.)
You can read the whole story *HERE*.


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