Battlefield Bangkok: Inside 2010’s deadly protest crackdown with Todd Ruiz | The Coconuts Podcast | May 15, 2020

Ten years ago this month, massive street protests came to a bloody conclusion in Bangkok when the Thai military sent in the troops to forcibly end them.

Coconuts Bangkok’s Todd Ruiz was reporting from the field at the time. In our feature story on The Coconuts Podcast this week, he takes us back into the armed camp of militants stalking the army, explains what was at stake then, and what it means now 10 years later.

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The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wondrous reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

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