Shinawatra hometown awaits coup outcome

The hometown of the Shinawatras is waiting to see what happens in Thailand now that the military is in charge.

    There are complex layers to the political landscape in Thailand, but an obvious dividing factor is the Shinawatra family, which two prime ministers of the recent past belong to.

    Thai generals are now in charge of the country. Protests are banned, media institutions are shut down and unknown numbers of people are arrested for unknown reasons.

    Al Jazeera's Veronica Pedrosa reports from Chiang Mai, the hometown of the Shinawatra family.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.