Wednesday, October 22, 2008

These Boots Are Made For Throwing

It's tough being Prime Minister of Thailand. The last one was fired, and the new one has to dodge flying footwear.

Angry protesters have thrown shoes and bottles at Thailand's Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat. About 200 state employees surrounded his car outside the Information Ministry, and called him a murderer.

It's not just the shoes.....they've managed to evict the government.

Protesters from the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) have been camping outside Government House for two months now, calling for the government to be disbanded and a partly appointed administration put in its place......Repeated attempts to move the protesters have failed, and the government has been forced to operate from a disused airport.

The PM is taking it in stride.

"This morning was a bit colourful, but I have to work and I am not worried about these things - people can have different opinions," Mr Somchai told the French news agency AFP.
"It would not be a problem for me to resign, but what will people get from my departure?... I cannot stop working otherwise government development projects would be halted."

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