December 2, 2013 - 1820 local time
their cue from US-backed pro-EU protesters in Ukraine, anti-regime
protesters in Thailand have mobilized their own bulldozers to remove
barriers. Unlike in Ukraine, where despite the West calling the police
crackdown "violent," they did not shoot protesters operating bulldozers
near their lines.
In stark contrast, the embattled US-backed regime in Bangkok,
Thailand has insisted it will shoot-to-kill any drivers attempting to
remove barriers (not attack police) to gain entrance into the last of
several buildings left unoccupied by protesters.
Several vehicles have been mobilized by protesters near Metro Police
Headquarters and Government House after protesters weathered CS tear
gas, OC pepper powder, rubber bullets, and fire hoses all day as they
worked police back through several rings of barriers already. Many were
taken down by hand, using rope and manpower.