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Continuing troubles in Thailand

30 January 2014 |

Professor of Southeast Asian Politics, Duncan McCargo, discusses the continuing protests in Thailand in a number of recent articles.

An article written for the Guardian entitled, ‘Divided and self-destructive’ begins:

Rage directed at the police is central to Thailand's current street protests. On Wednesday, hardline protesters tore down the signage in front of the country's national police headquarters near Bangkok's Siam Square, and ordinary middle-class demonstrators embellished the scene with graffiti. Vendors nearby sell T-shirts with anti-police slogans. Meanwhile, pro-government groups sport T-shirts declaring ‘We love the police’.”

Read the full article


Professor McCargo also offers further comment on the political climate of Thailand in a number of other items:

• ‘Thai Takedown

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