High tension in Thailand – February 26, 2006



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February 26 anti-Thaksin protests - February 26, 2006
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Above: View from the stairs to the stage - a fire breaks out at 8:17pm and causes a stir in the crowd.

You can't get any closer: Putting out the truck fire at the anti-Thaksin protests - February 26, 2006


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Above: Rushing through the smoke towards the fire.


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Above: You can't get closer than this - police stray water into a burning generator truck.


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Above: After the fire, police cordon off the area.


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Above: The burnt-out generator


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Above: A policeman gives a briefing to the press after the incident.



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Above: The ever-popular Thaksin-Bush banner


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Above: A symbol for the anti-Thaksin protests: Thaksin as octopus


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Notes on the protests: The authorities have restricted the protesters into exactly one half of Sanam Luang. There was a pleasant cool breeze blowing all evening long. We stopped by the Agriculture Ministry twice on our way to and from the event. It had been alleged that the government had been assembling a mob there to possibly attack the protesters. The ministry building was brightly lit with all of its door open as if to show there was no mob gathering inside.

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