Sunday, September 20, 2009

Red shirts protest in Bangkok and Chang Mai, yellow shirts head for Thai-Cambodian border

On Saturday, the third anniversary of the royalist-backed army coup of September 19 that deposed Prime Minister Thaksin, pro-Thaksin supporters held a large rally in the northern city of Chang Mai (photos) where 26,000 listened to Thaksin speak to them by video.   Back in Bangkok red shirts tried to march on the house of Prem, who heads the HM the King's Privy Council.  Red shirts blame Prem for the 2006 coup.  Apparently the red marchers were first obstructed by security but later 20,000 managed to stage a protest there.  Meanwhile, members of the anti-Thaksin royalist faction -- the yellow shirts -- tried to invade a temple on the Thai-Cambodia border.. . . (continued at JOTMAN.COM)

Newley of Newley.com live-blogged rain-soaked red shirts protesting in Bangkok (6 photos and 2 video)

TPP (Thai Political Prisoners) live-blogged media reports of Saturday's events in Thailand.

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