Today in Thailand, riot cops yield to peaceful protesters by removing barricades AND their helmets in a shocking gesture of solidarity.
what you are seeing is not cops showing a sign of solidarity
what you are seeing are pro-royalist cops ignoring their democratic government and allowing pro-royalist protestors to continue their attempted coup
what is happening in Thailand is the equivalent of what happened in Spain when the monarchists/fascists/conservatives rebelled against the newly elected republican government.
Tumblr needs to stop glorifying every protest as if it is some radical thing, a lot of the ones I’ve seen on here getting re-blogged are simply protest porn without any appreciation of what has is actually happening
I’ve literally seen leftists on here reblogging pro-loyalist photos of riots in Northern Ireland…
here’s a link to what is actually going on in Thailand, at least according to the news sources:
Who are the protestors
Mostly metropolitan and middle-class, they are a loose coalition of anti-Thaksin groups associated with the opposition Democrat Party and likely backed by Thailand’s traditional elite: big businessmen, conservative generals, aristocrats and royal advisors.
Who supports the government?
Pheu Thai’s populist policies ensure it commands huge support in the densely-populated rural north and northeast of Thailand and among the urban working-class.
Why is Thaksin such a divisive figure?
Protestors view Thaksin and the Yingluck government as hopelessly corrupt and as a challenge to the authority of Thailand’s revered monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
That’s some real talk!
If your support for protest movements doesn’t distinguish between those that are progressive or revolutionary and those that are rightwing and anti-democratic (like this one in Thailand and the one going in Ukraine right now), it’s time to think deeper.
tumblr users shocked to discover that cops are, in fact, still shit
Prepared. Also, somebody left Kevin Spacey hungover on my couch, he needs to go.
If you don’t think space is the tightest shit then you’re wrong
Urgent solidarity needed #Elsipogtog
Shared from: Native Voices United - USA/Canada online radio’s
3 WOMEN HIT BY SWN, INJUNCTION EXTENDED, AND HIGHWAY 11 BURNS…
DEC 2- Today along highway 11 things got rough. RCMP blocked off the road, arrests were made, there were reports of police dogs chasing people in the woods, and an SWN security vehicle hit 3 women. An ambulance was called and 2 women were sent to the hospital; meanwhile the RCMP did nothing.
In the court house, the Judge dismissed arguments made by Melissa Augustine of behalf of all Jane Does named in the injunction, as well as arguments of other defendants, calling them “opinions”. SWN’s injunction was thus extended until december 17. Protestors outside of the courthouse reacted by putting blue tape over their mouths and linking arms. Someone shouts that they will go join the protestors on the highway.
Footage emerges from the road of women being assaulted and arrested by RCMP. Soon after, highway 11 was set ablaze with flaming tires as protestors enacted their own permanent blockade. They now ask for support, people, and supplies. The burning tires have been called “smoke signals”.
Cop cars are still reported accumulating. They need support stat. SAY NO TO SHALE GAS IN NEW BRUNSWICK!
N. J. VIDEO
video part 1
M. A. VIDEO
another video from same time https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152045837655280&set=vb.605865279&type=2&theater
J. A. VIDEO (FIRE)
K. C. VIDEO (FIRE)
(Photo: Jonathan Augustine) #elsipogtog #elsipogtogsolidarity #shutdowncanada #nb
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