This video says about itself:
From Der Spiegel in Germany:
SPIEGEL correspondent Thilo Thielke was in Bangkok the day the Thai Army cleared the Red Shirt camps. It was the last day he would work with his friend and colleague, Italian photojournalist Fabio Polenghi, who died from a gunshot wound.
Following last Wednesday’s military crackdown, Thai Prime Minister Vejjajiva has ruled out a national election in the immediate future and continued the state of emergency in Bangkok and other provinces: here.
Indonesian solidarity with the democracy struggle in Thailand: here.
Despite its calls for “reconciliation” in the wake of last week’s military’s crackdown on the “Red Shirt” protests, the Thai government is extending its dragnet of opposition leaders and supporters: here.
Thailand: No justice for Red Shirt detainees: here.
Despite the government’s promises of reconciliation, the climate of repression continues in Thailand, with emergency rule still in force and key opposition leaders either in jail or being hunted by security forces: here.
Up to 20,000 Red Shirt supporters rallied at a concert in the Thailand seaside resort city of Pattaya on September 4, in what was one the biggest mobilisations since the military bloodily dispersed their mass protest camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010, killing 91 and injuring thousands more: here.
Thailand: Thousands demand release of political prisoners (+ photo essay): here.
“Thailand’s army declared martial law before dawn Tuesday in a surprise announcement it said was aimed at keeping the country stable after six months of sometimes violent political unrest. The military, however, denied a coup d’etat was underway.” This is what martial law looks like in Thailand, and there’s a lot of selfies involved. [AP]
“Thailand’s army chief announced a military takeover of the government Thursday, saying the coup was necessary to restore stability and order after six months of political deadlock and turmoil.” See photos of martial law in effect. [AP]
Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha formally seized power yesterday afternoon and announced himself as prime minister, two days after imposing martial law and taking control of Thailand. The army has now dissolved the elected Pheu Thai government, suspended the constitution, imposed a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., taken over all radio and TV stations and banned gatherings of more than five people: here.
Thai-Cambodian border clash driven by internal political tensions: here.