Protests in Thailand

From the New York Times, more chaos in Thailand. Violence in the streets over anti-government protests:

Many Thais have grown frustrated with the protests, which have been held on and off for about three years.

The Thai print media, which over the past three years has been generally critical of the government and supportive of the protests, has recently run articles skeptical of the daily street demonstrations.

One columnist in the Nation newspaper Tuesday called the protests a “never-ending saga that is futile and a drain on society.”

“A rethink has become an imperative to put an end to the political turmoil,” the columnist wrote. “It is time for all sides to stop the political melodrama.”

[Photo: Udo Weitz/European Pressphoto Agency]

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