Thai truckers fuel protest sparks fears of military coup

by on June 9, 2008 · 0 comments

in Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights, Energy, Media

Spanish truckers block roads to Madrid; Thai truckers to do same to BangkokBANGKOK (Reuters) – Thousands of truckers went on a half-day strike in Thailand on Wednesday demanding government help against rising fuel prices, the latest in a series of protests that have swept across Asia and Europe.Transport groups said they were ready to block roads into Bangkok next week, piling more pressure on a government already facing a prolonged street protest over its attempt to change the constitution. The protest has sparked fears of a military coup less than two years after the army booted out pro-business prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. [For the rest of this article, go here.]

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