1993 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Philip Blenkinsop

01 May, 1992

A man had used a fire engine to break through police barriers during confrontations between heavily armed riot police and demonstrators in Bangkok, Thailand. He was in a coma for 36 hours. Pro-democracy demonstrations were violently crushed by Thailand's Prime minister General Suchinda Kraprayoon, who blamed communist elements in a desperate attempt to hold on to power. Amid rumors of a military coup, Thailand's King Bhumibol personally took control of the situation. He promised constitutional change and general elections, and deposed General Suchinda.

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Philip Blenkinsop

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