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Dec 3, 2013

Compare and contrast: protests in Ukraine and Thailand

A study in revolutionary comparison: protests in Kiev and Bangkok share some remarkable similarities. But the cause of the uprisings across Thailand and in the Ukraine differ.

Charles Richardson — Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson

Editor of The World is not Enough

Maybe it’s a sign of the power of globalisation, or maybe it’s just a remarkable coincidence, but this week anti-government protests on opposite sides of the world are showing some truly amazing similarities.

In Kiev, protesters are demonstrating and trying to occupy government buildings to force the ouster of the government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov. In Bangkok, protesters are demonstrating and trying to occupy government buildings to force the ouster of the Thai government led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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    The similarities may not be a coincidence if US forces are behind both

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