Blood on Red Shirts

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Usually an oasis of peace and stability, Bangkok was brought to its knees in April and May as anti-government Red Shirt protestors occupied parts of the city and demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Though they were finally forced to back down, damage to the Thai capital was considerable and there’sno plausible reason to believe the situation can’t happen again. At the root of the quarrel is the unwillingness of government and army officials to take rural votes seriously. 


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