Red Shirt Rajaprasong Rally: News Round-Up

Just a quick follow-up to my last post: For news about Saturday’s red shirt gathering at Rajaprasong to mark the second anniversary of the May 19 army crackdown, you can find stories from: The Straits Times Reuters VOA The AP AFP The Nation The Bangkok Post Elsewhere, GlobalVoices has a collection of images and various […]

Red Shirts at Rajaprasong: Some photos so far

Today is the second anniversary of the May 19, 2010 army crackdown on red shirt protesters in central Bangkok. As I mentioned earlier, red shirts and others are gathering at Rajaprasong today to mark the occasion. This AP piece provides some context. Here’s an AFP story about today’s rally. And here’s a post I wrote […]

Abhisit and Democrats gathering at Rajaprasong today

As I mentioned earlier, Thai interim Prime Minister Abhisit and the Democrats plan to rally today at Rajaprasong intersection. The Bangkok Post says the PM plans to unveil “new details” about last year’s violence: At their campaign rally in the Ratchaprasong area today Democrats plan to release new details on who may have killed 92 […]

Democrats say they’ll rally at Rajaprasong on Thurs.

Today’s Bangkok Post reports that the Democrats plan to rally on Thurs. at Rajaprasong intersection, but have pledged not to block traffic. According to Democrat candidate Ong-art Klampaibul: …the main reason the party chose Ratchaprasong for the campaign rally was to remind voters that this was the location of the main stage for last year’s […]

More images of the red shirts at Rajaprasong intersection

Following yesterday’s post, I wanted to share some additional images of the red shirts’ protest at Bangkok’s Rajaprasong intersection. Thanks to my brother M, who’s in town visiting, for snapping most of these when my hands were full (see final image). Commentary to come in a later post. For now, a thought — and yes, […]

Red shirts occupy Rajaprasong intersection: photos from today

Red shirt protesters moved their demonstrations to the middle of Bangkok’s central business district yesterday (Sat.), shutting down the Rajaprasong intersection. This is one of the Thai capital’s crucial intersections, where Phloenchit Road (lower Sukhumvit) and Rajadamri Roads bisect one another, and where the Chidlom Skytrain (BTS) station is located. The Erawan Shrine is is […]