Battle for Bangkok photo special – April 13, 2009

Battle for Bangkok photo special – April 13, 2009
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The so-called pro-democracy “red shirts” protests in Thailand culminated in violent confrontations between protesters and the Thailand military on the streets of Bangkok on April 13, 2009. The following pages are a selection of images taken over the days leading to the anarchy and showdown between government forces and the protesters.

© John Le Fevre, 2009

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5 Responses to "Battle for Bangkok photo special – April 13, 2009"

  1. James   April 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    You good man in my eye
    (red shirts)

    • 911ming   May 1, 2009 at 8:53 am

      I accidentally found your site on wordpress while searching for good pictures of Redshirts people for my website.

      Yes, RedShirts people are good people. They just want to bring back democracy to Thais. I am behind you, Redshirts.

      I like what you wrote on your blog. I am not Pro-Thaksin, so that you know. Until I saw what happened to the Redshirts people, I just minded my own business although my way of living was effected by the Army Coup.

      All Thai medias are now pro-Government and their reports were not true and the Redshirts people has no way to communicate with each other. I have a good feeling that you also fully award of the double standard Thai Government treated the Yellow Shirts protesters and the Red Shirts protesters.

    • Laiane   December 9, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      I’ve heard of this place for so many times already. I make sure I’ll get there once I have the cchnae. One of my favourite is their green & white colour tapioca kuih!Kristy

  2. rikker   April 15, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    So that’s your photo of Sawai Thong-um, who received the gunshot wound, that’s been floating around the web. Any insight into who shot him? The government devoted a press conference and subsequent TV program to him last night, to prove it wasn’t the military…

    • John Le Fevre   April 16, 2009 at 12:49 am

      There’s a couple almost identical photos as there were several people there taking photos at the time. Not sure if it’s mine or one of the Thais who was taking photos also. Sorry, no idea who shot him but there was no uniformed military in the area that I saw at the time. The bullet could be a clue but this is Thailand and evidence integrity is questionable.
      I’m curious though who the people were that I saw marshaling and directing the people in the area and inciting them to attack the red-shirts. The area reportedly has a powerful Democrat MP who is very active.


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