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Red Shirt protest

Red Shirt protest in Bangkok..Members of the "Black Warrior King" militia shaved their heads to support the Red Shirt demands. This militia, founded after the 2006 coup, have sworn to protect the Red Shirts and democracy at whatever costs. They are determend to be the last men standing if things turn violent..The UDD (United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship), commonly known as Red Shirts, support former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who was overthrown after the military coup of 2006. The UDD claims that Abhisit Vejjajiva's government took power illegitimately, backed by the Thai Army and the judiciary. It calls for the Thai Parliament to be dissolved so that a general re-election can be held. The UDD allies itself with the "For Thais Party" and they accuse the country's elite, the military, judiciary, certain members of the Privy Council, of undermining democracy by interfering in politics. The protests also urges the immediate resignation of Prem from the Privy Council. .March, 2010.Credit: © Guido Van Damme 2010

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Red Shirt protest in Bangkok..Members of the "Black Warrior King" militia shaved their heads to support the Red Shirt demands. This militia, founded after the 2006 coup, have sworn to protect the Red Shirts and democracy at whatever costs. They are determend to be the last men standing if things turn violent..The UDD (United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship), commonly known as Red Shirts, support  former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who was overthrown after the military coup of 2006. The UDD claims that Abhisit Vejjajiva's government took power illegitimately, backed by the Thai Army and the judiciary. It calls for the Thai Parliament to be dissolved so that a general re-election can be held. The UDD allies itself with the "For Thais Party" and they accuse the country's elite, the military, judiciary, certain members of the Privy Council, of undermining democracy by interfering in politics. The protests also urges the immediate resignation of Prem from the Privy Council. .March, 2010.Credit: © Guido Van Damme 2010