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SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban

And I took a taxi to Ratchadamri Road via Petchaburi Road. I got out of the taxi at Platinum Mall and I walked back to Ratchadamri in look for my whistle. The GIANT whistle will be the last thing I need for my “whistle revolution” mementos. Then I have enough for this time, and next time we will have to see what they will come up with to use during their protests. Hopefully not a gun. Well, anyway, I have to be careful not to get a counterfeit whistle.
Coconuts Bangkok


SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Ratchadamri, the bridge over Saen Saep - Entering the protest site

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Ratchadamri, the bridge over Saen Saep - Entering the protest site

Red Shirt protest in Bangkok back in April 2010
Same bridge back in April 2010

Red Shirt protest in Bangkok back in April 2010
Same bridge back in April 2010

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Ratchadamri, the bridge over Saen Saep - They sell protest chairs and tents
This is for Babies only


SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Ratchadamri is closed for traffic and the road has turned in to a market
Why not close down Ratchadamri and turn the road in to a permanent market?
We could get rid of the Sukhumvit “eyesore” for ever

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Ratchadamri is closed for traffic and the road has turned in to a market
Why not close down Ratchadamri and turn the road in to a permanent market?
We could get rid of the Sukhumvit “eyesore” for ever

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Ratchadamri is closed for traffic and the road has turned in to a market
Why not close down Ratchadamri and turn the road in to a permanent market?
We could get rid of the Sukhumvit “eyesore” for ever

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Tents on Ratchadamri Road

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Tents on Ratchadamri Road

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Not many protesters at Ratchaprasong

I walked down to Ratchaprasong intersection and there wasn't many protesters. Mostly vendors and tourists looking in the stalls. They could as well turn Ratchadamri in to a permanent walking street and market. Then they could move all the shit from Sukhumvit to Ratchadamri, that would be a very good thing. There was something going on at the stage and a few protestors watching.

I had not find any GIANT whistle and I continued to walk up Rama 1 towards MBK in my look for “whistle revolution” mementos. Rama 1 was really crowded, the street was full of vendors and people walking up and down Rama 1 looking at what the vendors had to offer. And there was plenty tourists at the protest site.

And these tourists can easily run in to a dangerous situation. The come here and it is like a carnival/ amusement park. Music on stages and food vendors along the street. Just like a summer festival in Europe. They buy whistles and “SHUT DOWN Bangkok” T-shirts. And if they are unlucky they can run in to a red shirt or two a few blocks away. They know about the protest, but maybe not the seriousness, it seems to be like a big street party.

I walked up Rama 1 to MBK. There was another stage with someone screaming in anger. I turned left and walked down Phayathai Road. I was walking down the Phayathai Road minding my own business when I heard someone screaming Aladdin. It was a friend and she sold T-shirts.

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Rama 1 more like a market than a protest site

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Rama 1 outside Siam Square, more like a market than a protest site

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Rama 1 outside Siam Square, more like a market than a protest site
At least they could have some nice looking shirts for sale

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Sick tent on Rama 1 Road

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Sick tent on Rama 1 Road

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Another stage outside MBK

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Another stage outside MBK

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Phayathai Road

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Phayathai Road

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
People lining up for free food on Phayathai Road

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
My friend sell T-shirts outside MBK

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
My friend sell T-shirts outside MBK

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
I found the GIANT whistle and I bought one for my friend

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
I found the GIANT whistle and I bought one for my friend

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Throw balls at Thaksin and his friends

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Throw balls at Thaksin and his friends - 5 balls 20 Baht

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Throw balls at Thaksin and his friends - They are getting ready to start

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Throw balls at Thaksin and his friends - They are getting ready to start
I had to get inside the stall to get my action pictures

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Throw balls at Thaksin and his friends
I had to get inside the stall to get my action pictures

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Throw balls at Thaksin and his friends

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Throw balls at Thaksin and his friends
This was fun! Maybe something for Paradise Cove in Honolulu to make their Luau party a wee bit more exciting

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Have your picture taken with the sign

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Have your picture taken with the sign
This was fun! Maybe something for Paradise Cove in Honolulu to make their Luau party a wee bit more exciting

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
More opportunities for “funny” pictures

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Walk on pictures of Thaksin and his friends - Obviously a great insult in Thailand
This was fun! Maybe something for Paradise Cove in Honolulu to make their Luau party a wee bit more exciting

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
You can walk on pictures of Thaksin and his friends - Obviously a great insult in Thailand
Seriously, wouldn't it be more of a statement to walk next to the pictures. What kind of childish thing is this?
The red shirt had the same thing. People coming up with stuff like this, is this the kind of people we want to run a country?

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Write insults and profanities on pictures of Thaksin and his friend
Booyah!! This was like being taken straight back to kindergarten when we used to think this was fun

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Write insults and profanities on pictures of Thaksin and his friend
Booyah!! This was like being taken straight back to kindergarten when we used to think this was fun

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
And one of the main attractions, bang your shoe on a picture of Yingluck
Luau Party in Honolulu and I was about to kill myself alevating the boredom.
Why don't they throw in a few of these attractions to make it more fun?

And the guy in the green T-shirt, I suspected that he was a scavenger. I was looking at the pictures they used to write insults on when he came up to me. He shook my hand. What the Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep ThaugsubanYou know how your mouth feels when you got something in your mouth you don't want to have there.

Something from the street or doggy poo. There is a bad taste in your mouth and it is there until you have brushed your teeth, even if it is several hours later. My hand felt the same and I was desperately looking for a “clean” bathroom to wash my hands. Took me and hour to find a bathroom at MBK and my right hand felt dirty all the time.

Someone want to shake your hand and you just put out your hand per automatic, one of the reason I always try to carry a bag in my right hand SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsubanand I can't shake hand. Well, anyway, he wanted me to take a picture of him in front of a poster. As soon as I took the picture I was off to look for a bath room.

I didn't know who he was but I just had a sense that he was a scavenger living on the street. Always a bunch of them around at protest sites eating free food.

And I was right, 2 hours later and I saw the guy searching garbage bags.

Bangkok Post
Only in Thailand?

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Outside MBK

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
There were many massage places at the protest site

Red shirts in Bangkok May 2010
Massage in Fort Issan back in May 2010

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
I reach the end of the protest site at National stadium and I walk back to Ratchaprasong
Plenty TUK TUKs waiting for passengers


SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Now there is more people at the stage outside MBK

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
He came running after me wanting to give me information about the protest in English
Of course, I said NO THANKS. His propaganda would be as useful as Yingluck's propaganda about the protest

Bangkok Post - 19 January 2014
Bangkok Post - More attacks on the protesters during Sunday afternoon

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Selling shoes
I was surprised to see that people was actually stopping to have a look concidering buying these shoes

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Back at Ratchapasong - A band on the stage and more protestors

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
At the Rink at World Trade Center

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
At the Rink at World Trade Center
I had been walking around for 4 to 5 hours and I needed to sit down to rest my feet

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
At the Rink at World Trade Center
When I came to the rink they were playing ice hockey and I was surprised to see these Thai people kicking ass on the ice. They were very good. Then there was 3 people coming and they were dragging them self along the rink by help of the rail. And they were much better than I was ice skating. I also used the rail technique, but I could not stand on the skates and the leather was the only thing getting worn out on my skates

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Back out at Ratchaprasong - Not many, but a few more protestors

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
Back out at Ratchaprasong - Not many, but a few more protestors

Bangkok Post - 19 January 2014
Bangkok Post - More attacks on the protesters during Sunday afternoon

SHUT DOWN Bangkok with People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Suthep Thaugsuban
I managed to find the GIANT whistle
Now I have enough red shirt and “whistle revolution” mementos
I left the ice rink at World Trade Center and I had a look at the stage at Ratchaprasong before walking to Petchaburi Road to take a taxi back home. There was an angry gay on the stage. I noticed something I never heard before at the red shirt protests back in 2010. They always started by addressing the crowd with:
- พี่น้อง
PEE NONG, means siblings. Brother and sisters. Maybe been used before but nothing I had noticed. The PDRC is of course using the same พี่น้อง but today I heard them using พ่อแม่ (Poo Mae) Means parents, father and mother in front of the พี่น้อง

I tried to make a video of the terrible whistling, but it didn't turn out very good. There was a guy handing me his whistle and he shat himself when I brought out my BAZOOKA whistle. He asked why I didn't use my whistle.
- It is only a souvenir!

Well, now we have covered 2 protest sites, we have covered # 2, # 3 and # 4 on the map below, but there is more. I only wish I could bring my real camera, the Canon D60. But that is too much to carry around. Well, maybe I will bring it next time, the quality of the pictures is beyond compare. But it feels a wee bit stupid walking around with the camera.

And people treat you different when carrying a huge camera around your neck. I have been going around Bangkok with my D60 and they think you're a tourist. I spoke Thai with the taxi drivers but they only spoke English back, only when I have my D60

SHUT DOWN Bangkok protest site map from Bangkok Post
Protest site map from Bangkok Post

Tomorrow we're going to cover protest site at Silom Road. There are no Silom protest site on the map, but I think Lumpini should be Silom and I took the liberty to move protest site #1. Well, anyway, I'm off to have a look tomorrow so hang on, this might be exciting. But I doubt it.



                  

OK, it has come to my knowledge that we have senior citizens visiting my web page. How hard can it be? So it's not very easy for them to see the blue coloured links to the next page.
Jiffy (also jiff)

noun [in SING.] informal a moment: we'll be back in a jiffy.

ORIGIN late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.

So as you understand, in a jiff pretty much depends on your internet.
So I put a “Next” button here and I hope that there isn't any problem to understand how to use that one. So just CLICK the “Next” button on your left hand side and you will be on the next page in a jiff!

Marunong ka mag-tagalog? Walang problema! Magpunta sa kabilang pahina pindutin ang “NEXT” button sa itaas

Faites vous parlez le français? Pas de problème! Pour arriver à la page suivante faites s'il vous plaît un déclic le bouton “Next” ci-dessus!

Haga usted dice el español? No hay problema! Ver la siguiente página sólo hacer clic el botón “Next” encima!

Farla parla l'italiano? Non problemi! Per vedere la prossima pagina lo scatto per favore giusto Il bottone “Next” sopra

Sprechen sie Deutsch! Kein problem! Wenn Sie die folgende Seite sehen wollen gerade klicken der Knopf “Next” oben!

คุณพูดภาษาไทยได้ไหม ไม่มีปัญหา ถ้าคุณต้องการไปหน้าถัดไป ให้กดปุ่ม “Next” ข้างบนนี้

Вы говорите по-русски? Просто нажмите синюю кнопку "Next" с левой стороны и Вы моментально переместитесь на следующую страницу!

E ni Svenskar och inte förstår Engelska så ska ni skämmas. J och Björn, med det menar jag inte att alla mina stavfel ska ältas varje gång vi träffas.

Flag of Skåne / Skånska flaggan Well, the flag of Skåne, just a BONUS flag.


                  

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