Meanwhile on the sidelines

Meanwhile on the sidelines
Cartoon by Kuad for BenarNews

Police cracked down hard on demonstrators outside the APEC summit in Bangkok. At least 33 people were injured on Nov. 18, including a man who may go blind in one eye as a result of being hit by a rubber bullet, according to Prachatai, a Thai news outlet. Online news site The Matter said its reporter was beaten to the ground by baton-wielding riot police. Activists and civil society organizations reportedly aimed to draw attention to the state of democracy in Thailand and the lack of civil society participation in policies being discussed at APEC.


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