Thursday, January 9, 2014

Unrest in Thailand

Some might have heard of the political unrest in Thailand. If you want to know more about it, information can be found on the Internet.

Since we live upcountry, we haven't experienced the protests firsthand, but missionaries living in Bangkok have. The church is staying neutral to political issues.

Here is a map of the roads that the protesters plan to close this week. The church office building is immediately north of #2 on this map. Our most central chapel is in this area, and four senior couples and one elders' apartment is located on this street. The mission president's home is within a few blocks.

During the last incident, 1000 people protested in the intersection of Petchaburi and Asoke (this same area) cutting off traffic in all directions, which also impacted the church office building at the same crossroads.
...compared to this shot taken in April
The joy of temp inversion. Bangkok in late afternoon....

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