Thailand is facing an “insurgency” in the South. But a lot of people want peace.
Business operators joined around 2,000 people from all walks of life in a march for peace as violence continued in the deep South, and intelligence reports warned of a new flare-up in the region and possibly in Bangkok in the coming weeks.
But, Thailand is different, and their idea of a peace march is also different. While most “peace” marchers elsewhere are really advocating for surrender, these marchers have different ideas.
The demonstrators called on the state to provide more arms and communications devices, and funds so communities can strengthen and defend themselves.
Communities arming and defending themselves against the insurgents? What a concept.