Articles Tagged ‘UDD’

Red Shirts on Sunday

Red Shirts on Sunday January 19, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Currently it appears that the Red Shirts (UDD – United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship) are planning to have two big demonstrations per month here in Bangkok. The next one will be this coming Sunday, January 23. The march aims to be peaceful and will begin at Ratchaprasong, the intersection...

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...

Bangkok: The Return of Normalcy?

Bangkok: The Return of Normalcy? May 22, 2010 | What's New | Read More
In Bangkok, after a violent and chaotic clash between military and Red Shirt protesters and subsequent looters/arsonists, it appears that a bit of normalcy has returned. The crackdown and dispersal happened so fast one might almost think this was a brief nightmare after the long, drawn-out sit-in. For...

Silom Road Protests Escalating?

Silom Road Protests Escalating? April 22, 2010 | What's New | Read More
I ventured into Silom Road last night after seeing some buzz on Twitter that something might be going down. Protests by “non-colored shirts” counter-protesters – many of them residents or workers in Silom Road — have been happening during lunch break and in the evenings. I came in following...

Monday in Bangkok – Red Shirt Situation at Silom

Monday in Bangkok – Red Shirt Situation at Silom April 19, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The word on the street — Twitter Street, that is — was that the Red Shirt protesters are going to move a large group into the commercial area of Bangkok along Silom Road. Bangkok Bank is one of the popular institutions that the protesters like to target there. So this morning I awoke to find...

Update on Red Shirt Situation: Bangkok Protests Turned Violent

Update on Red Shirt Situation: Bangkok Protests Turned Violent April 13, 2010 | What's New | Read More
After a month of protests by the UDD “Red Shirt” protesters, the situation this past weekend in Bangkok came to the point of widespread violence. In the week leading up to it, protesters had stormed the parliament grounds and ThaiCom where the government had shut down the UDD party’s TV broadcast....

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,...