Battle for Bangkok

PhotographerBill Kotsatos
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Coverage of fighting between demonstrators and the Royal Thai Police in December 2013. The week-long attempt to overthrow the government, led by former deputy premier for the opposition Democrat party Suthep Thaugsuban, began after Prime Minister Yingluck tried to pass an amnesty law that would have allowed her brother, business tycoon and former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra currently living in self-exile after being overthrown in 2006, to return to Thailand.