The pungent smell of tobacco, urine and sweat reek of despair and degradation in the heat of the noon sun. How can they stand it? Hundreds, perhaps thousands of people, many old, some young, spread out on simple bamboo mats laid out on the asphalt in hopes of attracting attention from those beyond the tall steel gates.
Farmers stage a sit-in outside the Finance Ministry’s gates on Sept 27 as they call for debt restructuring reform. Over past weeks, they have travelled from afar to beg for help. APICHART JINAKUL
I doubt anyone will listen.
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