Farang (n) = foreigner, a generic Thai word for someone of European ancestry, no matter where they may come from.
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On the morning of Saturday, May 15, the Crazy Farang ran out into the street and began throwing rocks toward the army, screaming "Thai Army fucks!" and ordering the reds to "Kill them! Kill them!" They laughed at him. Obviously they were amused but didn't take him seriously. When an AFP reporter told him to chill out, he screamed at him and tried to start an altercation. "They killed my friend! This is war!" he yelled. The reds threatened to kick him out at that point. It seems unlikely to me he participated in any conspiracy or any type of planning that might have led to the mall fire. I don't think he even spoke Thai.
I was there to document the greater conflict, so I didn't waste any further tape on him. Didn't consider him more than a novelty and annoyance. Someone who, at best, had eschewed the usual mechanisms for a typical midlife crisis. Yes, I'm muttering my unkind, internal dialogue.
By: Zetarn Cab
In: Politics, WTF
Tags: red_shirt, bangkok, protest, riot, 2010, thailand, royal_thai_army, politic
Location: Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand (load item map)
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