The night a Bangkok protest turned deadly

The night a Bangkok protest turned deadly

‘You don’t want to go down there,” lamented one colleague. “There’s bloody running street battles.” It was Monday, May 18, 1992, and peaceful protests on the streets of Bangkok had taken an ominous turn. Military security personnel had opened fire on protesters the previous night, and Thailand’s struggle to free itself from a seemingly endless cycle of military dictatorship was rapidly spiralling out of control.

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