Wednesday, October 5, 2016

"Thai university massacre casts forty year shadow"


Pro-democracy students had massed in revulsion at the return to Thailand of an ousted ex-dictator after a three-year exile.

But Thai security forces, aided by royalist mobs, ended the protest with an attack that saw possibly scores of students shot, battered or stabbed to death -- with others hung from trees inside the campus.

The violence ended a brief three-year flirtation with democracy and ushered in another 16-years of military-led rule.