Early Images of the Bangkok Protests

I’m in London at the moment, far away from all things Asian, especially the ongoing and increasingly violent anti-government protests in Thailand (now including efforts to shut down Thailand’s air and rail links). But that was not the case in June, when I was in Bangkok for ten days and made several visits to the protest site. I don’t pretend to know or understand all of the the factors that are inspiring the unrest in Thailand. But I do recall that in June the situation was peaceful, with a bit of a carnival atmosphere, even. Apparently, patience – on both sides – has worn thin.

In any event, over the last couple of days I’ve had a big visitation spike to my one and only Bangkok protest post, which included a dozen images taken in early June. Find it here.

Regular blogging will resume next week. Alas, it won’t include my long-planned “Pawlenty in China” post, complete with photos of the governor enjoying the hospitality of the Minnesota Club of Shanghai.


  1. You’d better be careful or Douglas Todd is going to steal these photos, too. 🙂 Seriously, when you have time you should write up a full permissions statement on the site. Your copyrights are implicitly protected now but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

  2. MunT – I’m a guy with half a notebook of reporting and a whole lot of photos documenting Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s two official visits to China. If he – and not Sarah Palin – had been McCain’s VP pick, I would have had one great post.

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