Regime violence will only increase number, resolve of protesters – sham elections being disrupted.
Several protesters have been sent to the hospital as police began firing tear gas, rubber bullets, and using chemical laden water fired from water canons at the Thai-Japanese Stadium in Din Daeng, Bangkok. Reports and images from the clashes indicate that police have been firing rubber bullets at the heads of protesters, an illegal method that will only escalate tensions and attract more protesters — as was seen early December when protesters began overwhelming police barricades at one government building after another, including police stations, ministry buildings and Government House.
Proxy prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra — symbolically holding office in place for her brother, convicted criminal, fugitive, mass murderer, billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra — remains hundreds of miles away from the capital in the northern province of Chiang Mai, one of the last remaining strongholds of support for the regime.
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