Sunday, April 18, 2010
Botched Raid on Thai Protest Leaders
As reported here, Thai security forces engaged in a botched raid on a hotel where several protest leaders were housed. The Prime Minister has now transferred full responsibility for dealing with protesters to the military. Given that protesters' ocupation of a major commercial center in Bangkok is affecting the tourism sector and the larger Thai economy, I would not be surprised to see far more aggressive tactics by the military in the coming days and weeks.