21 Years Ago: Thousands of Thais Protest Bangkok’s Inaction in Crisis

Thousands of Thais Protest Bangkok’s Inaction in Crisis – NYT, October 22, 1997
[Thanks to Tom pointing this out.]
…”Thousands of people rallied in the streets of Bangkok for a second day today, furious at their Government’s vacillation in the face of a severe economic crisis. Farmers and factory workers in sandals, bankers and stock brokers in neckties — people from both sides of Thailand’s sharp economic divide mingled in the hot sun to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh.”
“The demonstration today followed an extraordinary rally by businessmen that closed off Silom Road, home to many banks and financial institutions. It was the largest rally by the middle class since mass protests in 1992 that led to widespread violence and caused the fall of a Government…”

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