red shirts

15 Apr 2009
 BANGKOK, Apr 14 (IPS) - For nearly two weeks, Pairoj Chotsripanporn joined the ranks of anti-government protesters gathered outside the prime minister’s office, wearing the trademark red shirt of the movement.
15 Apr 2009
Nakhonratchasima, Thailand — Two Red Shirt leaders announced Tuesday morning they were dispersing their followers, who had been protesting in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand for days, and would surrender to police. The two leaders of the pro-Thaksin Shinawatra group, United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, were taken into police custody for questioning.
15 Apr 2009
 Thailand, the land of politeness and smiles, is also famous for kickboxing. The street battles in Bangkok this week were a window into the country’s pugilistic side, an outpouring of frustration by protesters who say they feel injustice and discrimination in the workings of Thailand’s troubled democracy.

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