All Eyes on APEC Summit: A History of Thailand’s Protests
By Nicholas Creed - November 18, 2022

By Nicholas Creed via Creed Speech

Well well well, things have gotten a little spicy in Bangkok these past 24 hours. You’ll most likely be familiar with the APEC summit, the colossal waste of tax payer money here in Thailand, hosting a useless mass world leader gathering event so the politicians can pontificate about bullshit, massage each other’s egos, and achieve absolutely fuck all. Pathetic ‘reporting’ thus far, from The Bangkok Propaganda Post The Bangkok Post.

At Creed Speech, we can do much better, can’t we?

Let’s Get into it

What is different this time, you ask? The never ending cyclical merry-go-around of coups seizing power and military juntas being in power for about 70 years…

This time the grass roots protest movement (since circa 2019) has been the iteration of the Thai Ratsadon Movement, protest leaders have been consistently detained for questionably long periods whilst they themselves are questioned relentlessly.

What do they want? What are their aims and objectives? What do they stand for?

They want reform for the people’s constitution, which has been butchered and tinkered with by the dictatorship since ‘Prime Minister’ Prayut Chan-o-Cha came to power in 2014 by, you guessed it, a coup. They also want reform of the monarchy.

Ratsadon wishes for reform across the board, for peoples’ voices to be actually heard, true democracy, if such a conceptual idea exists in this clown world?

Since Prayut was ‘democratically elected’, if you can believe that, he was endorsed by he-who-shall-not-be-named in 2017.

Our dear leader has been the subject of furious backlash from the Thais, as he seems to be remaining in power ad-infinitum. The courts are firmly in the pockets of the dictatorship, ruling time and again that it’s all goooood, he can stay on, have another term, then another; emulating Winnie the Pooh President Xi Jinping from China, our beloved and adored leader in all things tyannical and new world order-esque; the role model for enslaving humanity and boots stomping on faces.

It’s Already Been Kicking Off

Bangkok Post article

Arrests were made at Asok-Montri junction yesterday. Huuuge numbers of riot police spotted all over the police. Here are some snappy-snaps taken my myself and friends:

Masked up and ready to rumble. To ‘protect and serve’…

This article will be edited as more incidents occur, as further protests are expected. I can add the extra ‘deets’ as an APEC post-mortem when the dust settles. That’s when I’ll painstakingly document some of the inane drivel that the clownish world leaders have been musing over, basically the usual ‘sustainability’, ‘resilient communities’, agenda 2030 stuff yada yada…

Winnie the Pooh is in town

I’m always itching for any excuse to whack a Jinping meme into the mix, so here you go:

An original Creed Speech Meme!

Ok, ok, I digress, sorry about that. This is supposed to be a serious piece about Thailand’s protest history, isn’t it?

A History of Thailand’s Protests

The vicious circle of chaotic political instability, civil unrest, and protests can be traced way back to the first democratically elected Prime Minister from 1932, Khun Phraya Manopakorn Nititada, pictured below:

This gentleman did not quite last a full year, after being ousted in 1933 by a military coup. So began the turmoil.

Since 1932, Thailand has seen…

Since then we have had a wild ride of red shirts vs yellow shirts, airport occupation, central business district, and more…

PAD Occupies / Shuts down Suvarnabhumi – November & December 2008

March 2009 a month earlier, the Red Shirts had already begun demonstrating in Bangkok.  Initial protests were around 50,000 people.

11 April 2009 about 2,000 red shirt protesters broke through tight police barricades surrounding the summit venue at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, demanding then-prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva step down.
The rally forced authorities to abruptly cancel the summit to protect delegates who were hastily evacuated from the venue


By mid-May the estimates were over 300,000 protestors just along the Ratchaprasong protest site.  During the last weeks of the protest, this area was shut down.  There were sporadic reports of the police and military using live ammunition, of acts of arson, vandalism, and even stand off weapons attacks carried out by the protestors.

Alrighty then, you are all caught up.

Stay tuned. Stay frosty 🙂

Any and all corrections welcome, as this piece was somewhat hastily written up due to the time-sensitive nature of putting the most recently relevant information out.

Nicholas Creed (Creed Speech on substack) is a Bangkok-based journalistic infidel impervious to propaganda. If you liked this content and wish to support the work, buy him a coffee or consider a crypto donation:

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