UPRISING

Thai Rioting Continues

According to a government spokesperson, the situation in Thailand is “being brought back under control.” But that’s not what it looks like. The Thai Army has opened fire on demonstrators in the streets of Bangkok, and over 70 have now been injured from teargas. The number of red-shirts camped out in the Prime Minister’s office, Government House, has begun to dwindle, but a message from former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in 2006, read loud and clear: “Now that they have tanks on the streets, it is time for the people to come out in revolution. And when it is necessary, I will come back to the country,” he said in a statement that was projected to demonstrators over large video monitors.