It's the corruption, stupid
After promising the nation a Mercedes Benz C-500 of an anti-regime protest, activists produced a three-owner 2007 Toyota Corolla gathering. It impressed and struck fear into the hearts of, well, no one.
Naturally, then, the military regime went into its predictable and unnecessary full-on road rage and charged the 15 self-identified leaders of the shoutfest with sedition. Coup leader-and-commander Gen (Ret) Prayut Chan-o-cha and followers openly bragged that the protesters couldn't overthrow their way out of a 7-Eleven store and posed about the same threat to the regime as the new Ebola virus outbreak in Africa.
Armed with a lopsided constitution, a suffocating anti-crowd law and 99.99% of all legal guns in the country, the military leadership was, is and always will be anhedonian. They are viscerally incapable of being gracious winners, even over handicapped doofuses incapable of raising one one-hundredth of the size of a crowd that a 38-year-old rock star gets just for jogging along a highway.
Online Reporter / Sub-Editor
A Canadian by birth. Former Saigon's UPI bureau chief. Drafted into the American Armed Forces. He has survived eleven wars and innumerable coups. A walking encyclopedia of knowledge.