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Red-shirt protest divides Thai society

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The Thai press sees deep-seated rifts in society being blown wide open by the “red-shirt” protest rallies. The protesters – backed by ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra – are demanding that the government dissolve parliament and call an election.

Papers disagree on whether or not the decision to splash blood on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s house was wise, but most agree that the reds’ protest, backed mainly by rural Thais, has made political gains.

Full story: BBC News – Press: Red-shirt protest divides Thai society