Bangkok lockout
Hundreds of thousands of protesters surrounded by hundreds of vehicles, tons of supplies and equipment, for the permanent occupation of Bangkok’s streets

The atmosphere was festive throughout the day, attracting huge numbers of people despite a campaign of threats and deadly terrorism by the regime in attempt to scare crowds away.

Protesters are demanding a series of reforms before elections are held, including the complete removal of Thaksin Shianwatra’s political machine. To understand why protests are drawing such immense, sustained crowds it would help to understand who Thaksin Shinawatra is and what he has done to Thailand.
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