Thailand: Bangkok back to normal?

Don Gilliland observes that “the comforting rhythm of daily life in Bangkok has returned to normal this month.” Protesters were able to paralyze many parts of the city for two months this year

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  • If Thailand is returning to normal why is the SOE still in place? Is it because the govt knows they cannot control the people?

    If Thailand is returning to normal does that mean that everyone has to forgot the over 100 people shot dead and over 1400 wounded? Do their memories not count any more?

    For Thailand to return to normal one of two things have to happen.

    1, people forget what happened in April and May, stick their heads in the sand and stay out of politics. If the “New Politics Party” had their way, less people would get to vote and there would be less democracy in Thailand. People will go to sleep and apathy will rule.

    2, people honour the memory of the people who died by holding free and open investigations into their deaths. The PM takes responsibility for ordering the crackdown and resigns from power and stands trial for his part in ordering state murder.

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