More about the "mob protests" in Bangkok here.
BANGKOK: A small bomb exploded in a police booth near the occupied compound of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej early on Monday, shattering nearby windows but injuring nobody, police said.
Police blamed the blast on attack on agitators trying to depict them as incapable of maintaining security in the capital, where the protest occupation of Government House is now in its seventh day.
"They want to show that the government and the police are too weak to protect the people," national police spokesman Surapol Thuanthong told Reuters. "It is something we expected would have happened."
The bomb detonated shortly after the end of a joint parliament session initiated by Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to seek a way out of the political turmoil that has raised fears of bloodshed and economic growth
Monday, September 1, 2008
Posted by Jotman on Monday, September 01, 2008