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Alcohol Ban in Thailand: July 2 & 3, 2011

Selling alcohol in Thailand is banned during election voting. Grocery stores, convenience stores, bars and restaurants will not be selling or serving. Those in need- your best bet is a local convenience store; 7-11 will not be selling. Alcohol sales … Continue reading

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Interesting Read About Red Shirts, Yellow Shirts, Politics and Government in Thailand

I found this to be a very informative and accurate article about the political situation in Thailand and judging by comments on Twitter, others did as well: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/pongsudhirak4/English#comments Please note, I do not know the author and am not trying … Continue reading

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March 2011 Red Shirt & Yellow Shirt Protest Update: No Update, Bangkok is Safe

I have grown weary of the protests in Bangkok, no motivation to be near the protest sites or write about them. The protests seem to dominate the news, but not the lives of Thai people or my life. That seems … Continue reading

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Red Shirt “protest” February 19, 2011

The red shirts returned to Ratchaprasong today, I live only a ten minute walk away. After having my street closed to traffic and all activity for over 2 weeks last year by the red shirts protest, I cannot say it … Continue reading

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Red shirts protest- February 13, 2011; Just Another Sunday

Summary of the weekend- no issues at protests, police didn’t enforce ISA laws against yellow shirts, yellow shirts refuse to leave permanent protest site but draw small numbers, red shirts draw large numbers for temporary protest and drivers were the … Continue reading

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Yellow Shirt Protest on February 11, 2011: Yawn

If your protest doesn’t make front page headlines, is it still a protest? What the Yellow Shirts had labeled just one week ago as a “major march” turned out to be 2,000 people gathering for a walk from their protest … Continue reading

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Let Protest Weekend Begin- February 10, 2011

Protest weekend has arrived, along with some hot weather. Friday is possibly the heaviest traffic day in Bangkok, and that speaks volumes as traffic is always one accident away from being an absolute mess. That makes the Yellow Shirts protest … Continue reading

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Perspective on Yellow Shirts Protest- February 6

The Yellow Shirts have been protesting for 12 days. A stage is setup with a PA, toilets have been built, speakers address the protesters and music plays between speakers. The protest crowd has been small, it swelled “into the thousands … Continue reading

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February Protest Update- Yellow Shirts, Red Shirts and Coup Talk

The protests in Bangkok continue with Red and Yellow shirts both taking to the streets; yes, both taking to the streets. The yellow shirts have a permanent protest, though numbers are very small, while the red shirts have protests once … Continue reading

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Red Shirt Protest January 23, 2011

The red shirts gathered at Ratchaprasong around 1pm, crowds growing to around 5,000 to 7,000 by 2:30 when they departed for Democracy Monument. The red shirts were making the trip in a procession, the crowd at the Democracy Monument was … Continue reading

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