Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Whimper End To Riots

Scotsman.com - LEADERS of demonstrations that plunged the Thai capital, Bangkok, into chaos called off their protests yesterday after rioting killed two and injured more than 120.

The swift and unexpected resolution came with a crowd of 2,000 die-hard protesters dutifully lining up for waiting government buses to take them home. There were no confrontations with the troops ringing the anti-government demonstrators' last strong hold, nor any visible anger. Many looked broken, tired and almost in shock.

Four of the protest leaders surrendered, said the country's deputy police commissioner.

"This is not a victory or a loss of any particular group," said prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in a televised address. "If it is victory, it is victory of society that peace and order has returned."
I would say its a loss for the anti-government demonstrators. I mean they did end up taking government buses home. That's fail.

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