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The situation in in Thailand in recent days has become volatile with the formation of two opposing groups: The yellow shirts and the red shirts. Thai protests are often pretty confusing with their long standing history of turbulent governance. The real difficulty for observers is truly understanding what motivates the people of both sides and why the political standoff has been continuing for so long. We explain Thailand’s current political situation and what’s really going on behind the shirts.

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