A 12 year old boy, and now a 4 and 6 year old brother and sister are the latest victims of grenade attacks at protest sites in Thailand. If grown adults want to pelt explosives at each other that’s one thing, but when the victims are innocent children something needs to be done. On the other hand, who takes their children to protest sites in the first place? This ‘picnic mentality’ to protesting needs to be quashed; it’s not all a walk in the park any more.
It seems that nothing is being done to deal with the ongoing protests. I understand that because of the amount of deaths the last intervention resulted in, the state are being reserved in their reaction. But how many innocent young lives need to be lost before something is done?
I find it really upsetting and angering that this can be allowed to go on with seemingly no recourse, but we all know that any response is likely to be violent and will result in more bloodshed.
The land of smiles is certainly not such a happy place right now. I hope that things can be resolved soon.