Divided, as ever, May 28

28 May 2014

Thais are a resilient lot when it comes to political upheaval. They have to be, having endured more than their share of military coups over the years. While some residents have been happy to get up close and personal with soldiers and police as they patrolled Bangkok and enforced a curfew, others are incensed, seeing military might as no way to resolve the impasse between the "red shirts" and "yellow shirts". The future is uncertain, with the generals, whose takeover the revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has endorse, saying they will be staying in power "indefinitely". Photographers from Reuters, AFP and EPA have captured both sides of the fence.