Thai Color Wars: Red and Yellow Shirts March in Bangkok

100,000 antigovernment and 50,000 progovernment protesters take to the streets in sign of continuing political tensions

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Antigovernment protesters gather to demonstrate against the government-backed amnesty bill at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok on Nov. 24, 2013

Updated at 2:08 a.m on Monday.

Bangkok witnessed its largest mass demonstrations for years on Sunday, as around 100,000 antigovernment and 50,000 progovernment protesters gathered around the city in scenes reminiscent of the deadly political unrest of April-May 2010.

However, the Thai capital remained generally calm at the weekend despite the fervent animosity between Red Shirt supporters of current Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and their Yellow Shirt rivals.

The latter, a coalition of royalist and largely urban elites who largely back the opposition Democrat Party, have been protesting a now stalled amnesty bill that would allow Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted former Prime Minister and Yingluck’s brother, to return to the country from exile.

On Monday, anti-government protests continued at 13 locations across Bangkok, causing schools to be closed and other major disruption along march routes.

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11 comments
SolongEye
SolongEye

In my opinion about journalist of The Time for this news who don't understand event of politics in Thailand.

For title of article "Thai Color Wars: Red and Yellow Shirts March in Bangkok" is not correct because no Yellow

shirts but they are against Thai Government that include some people from yellow shirts and people who know

corruptions problem in this government.

I think so all activity of politics in Thailand became to develop and increase information to people all level in

social

JoeTJ
JoeTJ

It is another war against Thaksin's corruption. For the sake of your professional ethics as a journalist, you should not ignore to talk about Thaksin's fraudulent conduct as it has been the root cause of Thailand political vulnerability since last decade.

AoiAoi
AoiAoi

It is about using the power of government to favor partisan,especially for Mr.Thaksin, 

and Ignoring the objections of the people who disagree.

AreeyarathBoonsoontornpat
AreeyarathBoonsoontornpat

Please understand that the situation is not about color war. It is about protecting our beloved country, the Kingdom of Thailand.

Suphavanit
Suphavanit

We're the people who sick and tired of this corrupt government. We come from all walk of life and will no longer stand by watching this country come to ruin. Tell yourselves anything you want TIME, we Thai KNOW what's going on and this kind of article only fool those who ignore of the truth. 

unagisensei
unagisensei

Why didn't you see they were not Yellow Shirt!!