Thai "red shirts" ditching the red

Protest leaders call for supporters to go undercover

Fearing a government crackdown, “red shirt” protesters in Thailand have been told to find other clothes. Anti-government protest leaders want supporters to blend in with ordinary Thais in case security forces descend upon their occupation in central Bangkok to clear them out. Government supporters (or “yellow shirts”) have become increasingly vocal in their calls for authorities to clear out protesters from a key part of the capital, implying they might do it themselves if the government isn’t up to the task. While there was no violence in the central Bangkok shopping area where protesters remained camped for a 24th day, an explosion injured eight people late Sunday near the home of former Prime Minister Banharn Silapa-archa, who is allied to the ruling coalition.

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