Bangkok- city of the clashes!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Guess it was last year I heard from a Thai friend that in Bangkok your politics are determined by the color of the shirts your wear. He had jokingly added that you should stick to neutral shades or floral shirts if you don't want to reveal your political inclination(coz Red, yellow, blue, black, pink shirts make strong statements)!

And now I realize it was not a joke,the month-long protests by "red-shirts" which is said to be the worst in last two decades have turned deadly. 18 people have been reportedly killed and more than 800 injured in the post-emergency protests. The red protestors (United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship ) are demanding parliament dissolution and fresh elections. They are supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted from power in 2008 by a military coup.

(More here and here)

ps- Bangkok means City of the Deity in Thai.


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