Red Shirt Protest

Red Shirt Rally, June 27, Bangkok

UDD Leader Unveils New Evidence of Protester’s Death During Songkran Riots

Jatuporn Promphan, a leader of the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and Puea Thai MP, announced on Tuesday that he has acquired new evidence supporting claims that a red-shirt protester was killed at the Ministry of the Interior amid the Songkran riots. According to Jatuporn, an anonymous benefactor provided a photograph depicting state authorities removing the deceased body of an individual donning a red shirt, which was then handed to Suporn Atthawong, another prominent figure within the UDD.

The revealing photograph is set to be presented to the public during a red-shirt assembly scheduled for June 27 at Sanam Luang. In addition to this gathering, Jatuporn disclosed plans for three more UDD supporter meetings at key locations across Bangkok, including the Victory Monument, army headquarters, and Government House.

While the revelation has stirred anticipation among UDD followers, Jatuporn mentioned that a decision regarding the extension of these demonstrations has yet to be made. The upcoming events and the presentation of the new evidence are awaited with keen interest by both supporters and observers, marking a significant moment in the ongoing discourse between the UDD and state authorities.


Oh, the June 27 rally is gearing up to be the social event of the season for the Red Shirts, promising all the drama and suspense of a telenovela season finale. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: a chance to see if the Red Shirts still have their mojo after the Songkran festivities turned a tad too riotous for anyone’s liking. The big question on everyone’s mind: will this be a blockbuster turnout or a flop that goes straight to DVD?

And then there’s the Thaksin Shinawatra subplot—always a crowd-pleaser. As the Red Shirts gather, the world will be watching to see if Thaksin remains the star of the show or if he’s been relegated to a supporting role. The whispers are getting louder: is the movement starting to think they might just be better off without their leading man hogging the spotlight?

As for fresh faces, will the Red Shirts debut any new talent not yet marred by the Songkran scandal? It’s like waiting for the next big pop sensation to drop their first single, only with more political intrigue and less auto-tune.

Staging this spectacle across iconic locations like the Victory Monument and army headquarters, the Red Shirts seem keen on making a statement. But what exactly? That remains to be seen. It’s a prime opportunity to peek behind the curtain at the inner workings of this enigmatic movement, gauge the temperature of its fanbase, and see how the Abhisit government plans to RSVP to this particular party.

So, pop the popcorn and settle in. This rally could tell us whether the Red Shirts are gearing up for a comeback tour or if they’re about to fade into the one-hit wonders of political movements.