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Political riots

Thai elections unlikely amid violent protests

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Thailand's Election Commission said on May 15 that it is "highly unlikely" that the country will be able to hold July 20 elections due...
Security tightened in Thailand amid escalating tensions

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Thailand’s acting government said on May 11 that it would tighten security to prevent clashes that could arise between the two sides in the...
Workers beaten at May Day protests in Cambodia

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Security forces beat demonstrators on May 1 after a May Day rally held in defiance of a government ban on public protests in the...
Grenade attacks hit multiple sites in Bangkok

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Two M79 grenades exploded at the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in Bangkok compound, and another at the Government Lottery Office (GLO) next door late...
Bangkok clashes: Five dead, 70+ injured

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Five people including a policeman were killed on February 18 in skirmishes between anti-government protesters and anti-riot police at the Phan Fah Lilat Bridge...
Protest action resumes in Bangkok, farmers burst into tears

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After a period of party-like harmless street blockades, anti-government protesters in Bangkok have taken action again, and this time they are supported by thousands...
Bangkok: From ‘shutdown’ to ‘paralysis’

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Anti-government protesters in Bangkok have vowed to "paralyse" the entire capital on the coming election day on February 2, turning the city into "one...
Another bomb blast rocks Bangkok

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At least 28 were injured by a bomb explosion at an anti-government protest site in central Bangkok on January 19 at around 1.30pm. According to...
Bangkok shutdown in full swing

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Anti-government protesters in Bangkok early on January 13 have begun noisy demonstrations at several key areas of the city, blocking important intersections and causing...
Bangkok ‘shutdown’ set for January 13

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Thailand's anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said in his "New Year speech" on December 1 that protest will resume in the coming days and...
2013: Year of rallies that rocked ASEAN

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The year 2013 saw a number of partly violent rallies in Southeast Asia that rocked several nations, with one more major rally expected in...
Thai clash toll update: 2 dead, 153 injured

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The death toll of the violent clashes in Bangkok on December 26 rose to 2 persons from 1 as a protester succumbed to his...
One dead, 96 injured in Thai clashes

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One policeman died in the Bangkok clashes in December 26, and at least 61 people were injured by tear gas grenades, rubber bullets and...
Thai protests start turning more violent

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Police in Bangkok on December 26 again used tear gas and rubber bullets against anti-government protesters who tried to break into the Thai-Japanese sports...
Thai street protests caused $2.2b in damage

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The anti-government rallies in Thailand so far caused more than $2.2 billion in economic damage to the country, Pichai Naripthaphan, a member of the...
Thailand braces for new protests

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Thai anti-government protesters on December 6 were preparing to relaunch their campaign to overthrow the government after a temporary truce for the birthday of...
Thailand: Truce for King’s birthday

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The Thai government has negotiated a truce with protesters in the streets of the capital for the next several days to honor the December...
Thai protesters to use ‘biological weapon’ against police

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Anti-government protesters in Thailand have revealed plans that they will be throwing faeces on police in response to tear gas grenade fire. The plan...