Question by Joe R: Why did the PAD in Thailand occupy the airport? Do they hate foreigners?
The “People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD)” in Thailand has captured the main airports and prevented people from travelling to, or via Thailand. They seem to want the prime minister to resign, and also to change Thai democracy so that only rich and privileged people can vote.
But why did they choose the airport in particular? Do they want visitors to stop coming?
In reply to “no protestor on runway, they can easily allow flights to [come and] leave”. I don’t think is true at all, they have barricaded the roads with trucks and military barbed wire to stop people coming. They have seized police officers and beaten people.
From the outside they look like a terrorist organisation that uses “vote buying in poor rural areas” as excute to ignore the respected one-man-one-vote system. If there’s a vote problem fix it! Don’t kill your economy and make the world think you use terrorists tactics…
My grandma has cancer and I can’t take my last-minute flight (UK -> Aus) to see her, because it Thai airways (BKK) If she’s dead when I get there I will never visit “Amazing Thailand” or the “Land of Smiles” again
Link on how PAD treat police (which would have to be there this was a ‘stable’ normal airport which can right flights) – I mean C’mon Get Real!
Answer by michael w
Thais do not hate foreigners as its their biggest earner. They picked the airport because it would cause the most publicity to their cause. My advice to them would be to find another way to protest as this occupation will in the end only lead to bloodshed.
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