Still I thought I'd give a little update to those of you who, like me, like to feel like they can at least fake knowing what's up in the world.
News: Apparently, some tear gas was fired.
Then again, pepper spray was fired inside Concordia University to disperse rioters when Benjamin Netanyahu came to speak. It smelled bad, but I got out of there quickly through a corner stairwell. Take home message: pepper spray works on me, I guess.*
And here's your mini-briefing. The three most recent Prime Ministers of Thailand are:
- Thaksin Shinawatra (unseated in 2006 coup. The PAD** don't like him.)
- Samak Sundaravej (tied to Thaskin, the PAD don't like him.)
- Somchai Wongsawat (related to Thaskin, guess what: the PAD don't like him.)
*Not that I was rioting, but take home message # 2 is that pepper spray doesn't discriminate, I'm pretty sure.
**People's Alliance for Democracy. Google it.