Pro-democracy protesters make the three-finger salute during an anti-government demonstration demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: DPA Pro-democracy protesters make the three-finger salute during an anti-government demonstration demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: DPA
Pro-democracy protesters make the three-finger salute during an anti-government demonstration demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: DPA

As Thailand’s protests snowball, rattled royalists would rather blame a hidden foreign hand than look inward

  • The kingdom’s desperate old guard cannot – or will not see the government’s muddled handling of the economy, and growing dissatisfaction with the monarchy
  • But while the protest movement’s roots are internal, Thailand’s relationships with the US and China still have a part to play in its future

Topic |   Protests around the world
Pro-democracy protesters make the three-finger salute during an anti-government demonstration demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: DPA Pro-democracy protesters make the three-finger salute during an anti-government demonstration demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: DPA
Pro-democracy protesters make the three-finger salute during an anti-government demonstration demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: DPA
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