On Friday the Thai government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra asked the military to provide security for February elections after two people died and more than 150 were wounded in clashes between police and opposition protesters.
Thailand’s powerful army chief then said that “anything can happen” when asked whether a coup would happen to resolve the political crisis.
BBC’s Jonathan Head describes the police as demoralized and “seemingly unable to withstand the attacks by protesters,” and this wild photo by Chaiwat Subprasom of Reuters drives that point home:
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