in May of this year there was a coup in Thailand and the military took control of the government. in the six months proceeding the coup there were demonstrations. at this point the curfews have been lifted, the general has been installed as prime minster and there is not a heavy military presence at all.
at this point the situation seems stabilized but it is a quite undemocratic process because they removed the popularly elected government. the people of Thailand seem resigned and a bit defeated when it comes to politics and of course there is an economic impact as the tourists choose to go elsewhere.