The New Year's lull offers a chance to pause and take stock of the most recent anti-Shinawatra demonstrations that have energised, empowered and exasperated so many during the last two months of 2013.
An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister back at riot police officers during a recent clash at the Japanese-Thai stadium in Din Daeng. The anti-government’s plan to shut down Bangkok and the red shirts’ vow to stage a counter rally has raised fears of fresh violence. AP/WASON WANICHAKORN
Simply put, it's ridiculous that people have to march in the hundreds of thousands, even millions, to free their country from the predations of a political clan they deem parasitic.
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