Stephen Hinch in Bangkok responds to Elliot Brennan's post on violence in Thailand:

Interesting helicopter view but also very biased and supportive of protesters. 

You're right, in a democratic society legitimate protesters can expect protection of their rights, but from police not the army.

I support everybody's right to protest but not to set out to destroy a country's economy if the protest leaders do not get their own way and to hell with everybody else .

This is not a democratic protest but an attempt to overthrow the government, regardless of the financial risk to Thailand's future.