Taxi riders hold up the three-finger salute in Bangkok. Photo: AFP Taxi riders hold up the three-finger salute in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
Taxi riders hold up the three-finger salute in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

Thai protests: in Bangkok, motorcycle taxi drivers serve as quiet allies

  • The riders have kept their fares low or free as they wait on the sidelines of the rallies, cheering on youth activists and observing for signs of trouble
  • Thailand has a history of street politics turning violent, and motor taxi drivers have been aligned in previous protest cycles

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Taxi riders hold up the three-finger salute in Bangkok. Photo: AFP Taxi riders hold up the three-finger salute in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
Taxi riders hold up the three-finger salute in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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