Two years after bloody crackdown, Red Shirts gather in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI – Red shirts met in front of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) headquarters in Chiang Mai’s Old City area on Saturday morning to remember the more than 90 people who died two years ago in protests against the government in Bangkok.
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Thaksin supporters mark 5th anniversary of 2006 “good coup”

During the 2006 coup in Thailand, acts of resistance were outnumbered by the flowers and garlands handed out to soldiers in Bangkok.

Vast majority of Thais are “color blind”

The Asia Foundation today released the findings of its second national survey of 1,500 Thai citizens. 2010 National Survey of the Thai Electorate: Exploring National Consensus and Color Polarization is one of the most rigorous and comprehensive public perception surveys conducted since the tumultuous political events of April-May 2010. The survey explores the depth of color divisions in contemporary Thailand; key topics covered include the state of democracy in Thailand, elections, conflict and security, and options for reconciliation.

Thailand braces for New Mass Gathering of Red Shirts

The Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) has expected that about 30,000 supporters would show up in the upcoming mass gathering of the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD).