Red Shirt Protest at Bangkok Bank


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Above: Guards for the Red Shirt protest (here wearing black) man barricades on the west-bound lane of Silom.

Red Shirt protest on Silom - February 19, 2010

The Silom protest at Bangkok Bank was another modest Red Shirt gathering. Press numbers of 1000 people are perhaps too generous. The protester makeup was typical of recent protests--the crowd listening to the speaker was made up mostly of middle-age women armed with clappers. Ringing the protest area were dozens and dozens Red Shirt guards and other men looking around importantly.

Earlier: Red Shirt protests - April, 2009
Earlier: The "Red" publications
Earlier: High tension in Thailand (2005-2008)


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Above: Guards inside the gates of Bangkok Bank


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Above: Red Shirt guards (in black) mill around the barricades on Soi Convent


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Above: Red Shirt stage facing Bangkok Bank

The banner in the background reads: Opposing Bangkok Bank - Supporters of the aristocrats - Destroying Abhisit - The government of the robber
The bottom right of the banner has Privy Council members and PM Abhisit with Hitler mustaches.
The sign in the foreground reads: UDD - Red Uthai Thani



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Above: Police on the other side of the street


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Above: We just missed photographing a huge pile of signs that went by on a cart that read "No justice, no peace!"


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Above: A few security guards at the west end of the protest area.


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Above: Looking towards the Bangkok Bank building.


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Above: Red items for sale.

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