Thai solidarity grows

Protest outside Thai Consulate in Sydney on May 12. Photo courtesy Thai Red Australia

A sea of about 150 red shirts packed a restaurant in Cabramatta on April 25 to show solidarity with the democracy struggle in Thailand, led by the "Red Shirt" movement.

Organised by Thai Red Australia, the night had added importance due to the threat of a military crackdown as thousands of Red Shirts occupied central Bangkok.

Speakers urged active support for the democracy uprising, in the face of brutal military attacks that have killed more than 20 civilians.

A slideshow showed Thai Red Australia’s recent activities, including an April 12 march to the Thai consulate, a rally in Cabramatta, and attending a Venezuela solidarity film screening.

A contingent from Thai Red Australia also attended the Sydney May Day rally, and a post-rally toast organised by Socialist Alliance and the Latin American Social Forum.

[For more information, contact ThaiRedAustralia@hotmail.com.]