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Despite media and embassy reports that play up the scale of the disruption in Bangkok, the violence is limited to a few self-contained areas. In this part of Din Daeng, the lights are out and protestors are fighting the army, but just a few hundred meters in either direction, life carries on as normal.<br />
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From March to May 2010, Red Shirt protestors occupied several sites in Bangkok in an attempt to oust the government, who they believed had come to power illegitimately. <br />
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When the tanks finally rolled in, clearing away the last of the Red Shirts, more than 80 people had been killed and more than 2,000 injured.

Despite media and embassy reports that play up the scale of the disruption in Bangkok, the violence is limited to a few self-contained areas. In this part of Din Daeng, the lights are out and protestors are fighting the army, but just a few hundred meters in either direction, life carries on as normal.

From March to May 2010, Red Shirt protestors occupied several sites in Bangkok in an attempt to oust the government, who they believed had come to power illegitimately.
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