Saturday, March 27, 2010

Late March red shirt demonstrations in Bangkok

Srithanonchai, New Mandala, The “rural hordes” up close, March 16 
After the Bangkok Post had kindly called the protestors of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) “red rage” and “rural hordes,” I decided to pay a visit to the protest site on Monday, 15 March 2010.
Simon Roughneen, New Mandala, Another view from the streets of Bangkok, March 18th 
For those of us who aren’t traipsing the streets of Bangkok this week provides a striking picture of the action in this photo page.
Reader of New Mandala, New Mandala Support for Reds from Bangkok at large, March 18
Notice all the people (wearing all colours) to the left who poured out onto the streets to show their support. This is a middle to upper class neighbourhood, so this totally defies the stereotype that only lower-class “rural hordes” support the pro-democracy movement.

Nick Nostitz, New Mandala, Bangkok or bust, Part 1, March 26,  "Over recent weeks, Nick Nostitz has been out on the streets of Bangkok taking pictures and collecting his thoughts about the ongoing Red protests." 

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