My piece in the Thai Enquirer:

It was a long week, and all Thais felt it.

Unprecedented scenes after the royal motorcade drove past protestors. The declaration of a ‘severe’ state of emergency. The dissolution at Pathumwan. Media censorship. Daily demonstrations happening nationwide. 

The situation was becoming untenable. The government could have tried to turn it into an endurance test, yes, but playing cat and mouse with agile demonstrators and closing down train stations day after day was not sustainable. 

When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, what happens? Something had to give. 

Click here for the full piece.

Published by Ken Lohatepanont

Writer from Bangkok, Thailand; currently a student at the University of California, Berkeley. Enthusiastic about democratic development, international relations and all things politics. I believe in writing to facilitate positive political and social change.

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