So there have been protests in Thailand since November, with most of the rally sites being in key intersections in Bangkok. We live and work in the outer skirts of the capital in a mostly suburban area and our everyday life has barely been affected by any of them. We, like most folks, have kept tabs on things from the articles on BBC News, NY Times or Bangkok Times. But we got a slight taste of one of the protests in January, when the opposition party was marching outside our school and towards Chang Wattana for their main rally point.
In anticipation of this march, the administration of our school cancelled school because of the traffic build up and likely student absences anyway. Because of this, the teachers got a in-school work day and we got to go street side to catch a bit of the protest: