Pro-democracy Red Shirt leaders believed an armed military crackdown was due at 4 am Bangkok time, 27th April. Tense situation earlier. But so far at 14:00 no sign of an attack.
Watch this video from 10th April 2010 (Prachatai). This is how Abhisit’s military-backed government tries to stay in power: tanks against unarmed pro-democracy demonstrators.
Meanwhile, the Thai National Human Rights Committee, all wearing fascist Yellow Shirts, urge people to sue Red Shirt pro-democracy demonstrators for “violating their rights” because of the demonstrations.
Giles Ji Ungpakorn is a Thai socialist, currently in exile in the U.K. His latest book Thailand’s Crisis and the Fight for Democracy will be published in April 2010. See, also, “Thailand: Seeing through the Mist of Tear Gas” (MRZine, 16 April 2010).