Articles Tagged ‘red shirts’

Anniversary of the Crackdown: Red Shirts Rally Today

Anniversary of the Crackdown: Red Shirts Rally Today May 19, 2011 | What's New | Read More
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the bloody crackdown by the Thai military against the Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok last year. Since that time, there have been many political word battles, some arrests, some periodic rallies on a much smaller scale, but for a Bangkok...

One Shirt, Two Shirt, Red Shirt, Yellow Shirt

One Shirt, Two Shirt, Red Shirt, Yellow Shirt October 22, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
This is an addendum to our recent post about How to Dress for Bangkok: It should be said that red is not really the new black in Bangkok and, in fact, these days is perhaps a questionable choice for shirts. Yellow is a bit touchy as well though probably not quite as incendiary. The political battle between...

Bangkok: Clean Up

May 24, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Bangkok: Together We Can Bangkok’s downtown streets received a serious cleaning Sunday. Seemingly borrowing on an Obama slogan (“Together We Can”), Bangkok Metropolitan Authority put out a call for volunteers to help city employees clean up the mess left behind by the Red Shirt protesters and the...

Breaking News in Bangkok: State of Emergency Declared

Breaking News in Bangkok: State of Emergency Declared April 7, 2010 | What's New | Read More
6 p.m. BANGKOK The Red Shirt (UDD) protestors continue to block key roads in Bangkok and thus force the closure of businesses. Today they surrounded the Parliament building and tore down the front gate. Perhaps this was the last straw. The Prime Minister just came on TV to announce that though the protestors...

Bangkok Protests Update: Red Shirts Go the Mall

April 4, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Saturday April 3, 2010 the Red Shirt protestors held another massive rally drawing together tens of thousands to block the major Ratchaprasong intersection downtown next to the popular tourist attraction Erawan Shrine and thus shutting down the biggest of the shopping complexes: Central World and Siam...

Red Shirts On Parade: Bangkok Protestors

Red Shirts On Parade: Bangkok Protestors March 20, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
While estimates are that over 100,000 protestors known as Red Shirts, supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), took to the streets in Bangkok over the March 13 weekend, those numbers have dropped significantly but remain in the thousands. The Red Shirts made a bloody showing,...