The thin veneer of Thai democracy on verge of ripping apart
BEIJING — The Globe and Mail
The prime minister is perhaps weeks away from being deposed. Huge numbers of people are preparing to descend on the capital in competing protests this Saturday. The army is preparing to mobilize large numbers of troops.
Thailand has been simmering for months. But the country is now closer to an eruption of violence than at any other time since the protests of 2010, when some 91 people died, some of them shot in a temple by government troops.