Watching pedestrians cross the street can pretty much sum up Thai politics. Every morning when I drive through Klong Toey to get to the office, there lays before me the scene.
The skywalk is just right there, perhaps not more than 10 metres away, yet the people – old, young and parents with little children – run across the streets illegally and dangerously, rather than just take the time and use the skywalk, legally and properly.
So when it comes to political conflict, it is not a wonder that those involved would rather resort to the illegal and the dangerous, rather than rely on what is legal and proper, the democratic process.
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