Monday, 20 June 2011

Red-shirts Commemorate 13-Month Anniversary of Rally Crackdown

Yesterday evening the red-shirt group gathered at the Ratchaprasong Intersection to commemorate those who lost their lives during the crackdown on the group's gathering 13 months ago.

Several red-shirt group factions gathered yesterday evening at the Ratchaprasong Intersection to conduct activities to remember those in their group who were killed during the dispersal of their protest 13 months ago.

One of the activities was planking, intended to serve as a reminder of the victims who lost their lives in the dispersal and as a way to encourage Thais to go out and vote on July 3.

For those of you still new to the latest fad, planking is when a person lies flat on his or her face in a private or, many times, public places.

There were also speeches, musical performances, and poetry recitals on stage before the group finally dispersed at around 8 P.M.

The Pheu Thai Party had earlier coordinated with the red-shirt group, asking that it not hold activities on June 19, as it may dampen the party's election campaigning in the lead-up to the election.

The group compromised by limiting its activities, keeping them to a smaller scale.

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