Bangkok protests

This item appears on page 19 of the May 2010 issue.

The political party favoring ousted, exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the party favoring current Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva continue to protest in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand.

The thousands of protestors have been mostly peaceful, but there is a heightened security presence in the city. Visitors are advised to avoid the rallies and to use the BTS Skytrain or subway system to avoid the traffic congestion.