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Four years since 2010 crackdown

THE UNITED Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) held an event yesterday to mark the fourth anniversary of the dispersal of red-shirt protesters from Bangkok's Ratchaprasong intersection in 2010.

The ceremony was held at the red-shirt headquarters at the Imperial World department store in Lat Phrao.

Activities including the showing of video clips featuring the past struggles of the red shirts, musical performances and speeches by core UDD members continued until 6pm.

The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) also held a simultaneous event yesterday marking the killing of General Romklao Thuvatham in the clash with red-shirt supporters at Khok Wua Intersection on Rajdamnoen Road on April 10, 2010. Five soldiers were killed in the clash, including Colonel Romklao.

PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban said that over the past four years, soldiers had been doing their best to maintain democracy and protect Thais, yet they kept getting hurt.


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