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Tom Vater in The Times – The Red Shirts`Last Stand

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The Times (UK) published a two page image spread of mine on May 20th. I took the image of a woman in front of the Red Shirt stage in Bangkok’s Rajaprasong area minutes after the capitulation of the red Shirt leaders following the movement’s two month demonstration in the Thai capital.

As the Red Shirt leaders told the remaining followers, some 2.000 people, most of them women and children, that their campaign to topple the Thai government had failed, the crowd almost lycnhed the men on stage. Following the announcement, two powerful explosion sent the demonstrators scattering for safety. Only the woman holding a red flag, seated in a chair amidst mountains of demonstrators’ belongings and refuse, remained. She said she had come to fight the government and had nowhere to go.

My image accompanied a report by Richard Lloyd Parry.

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