Who Are We?

The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), also known as the Red Shirts, is the biggest pro-democracy movement in Thailand’s history. Red Shirts are social activists who believe that the people of Thailand deserve a political and judicial system that ensures their universal human rights and justice.

Most Red Shirts are ordinary working class Thais. They include unregistered laborers, farmers, the poor and those who don’t qualify for any kind of welfare or pension. Red Shirts also include employees in industries and other services such as restaurant and hotel. While it is difficult to give an exact figure the total number of Red Shirts, but there are almost certainly in their millions whilst their supporters are in their tens of millions.

The Red Shirts roots are in the various groups who protested against military Coup in 2006, such as the Federation for Democracy back in 1992, the Saturday Voice Against Dictatorship, 19th September Group, PTV Group and Ex-Thai Rak Thai members. These groups protested against the Military Coup of 19 September 2006 and have gradually grown from small gatherings to large protests. The Red color was first adopted in 2007 as a symbol against the 2007 constitution which was drafted by the 2006 coup makers. 



6 comments. Leave a Reply

  1. Saw a link to this site posted at PPT. Glad to have it! … Could you link to a larger version of your logo, please? My tired old farang eyes cannot make out the little-bitty one at the top of the page 🙂

    Good work with the pics of the so-called man-in-black and the armed ‘red shirt’. Everyone who’s been paying attention knows what the score is. The rest it the pretension of the Great Pretenders.

  2. Hey, thanks for making the logo bigger! Now even I can read it :

    National United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (NUDD)
    Red in the Land

  3. I am really grateful to the holder of this web site who has
    shared this wonderful article at this place.

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  5. Peter Klara

    Becareful what you wish for. Ask an American how well Democracy works. If you are a rioter, if you stop traffic, if you frighten people you are not helping your country. Change takes time.

  6. The Red Shirts need, badly, a more eloquent panel giving regular press conferences. Some of the Red Shirt leaders talk in a way that cannot stand up against solid logic and needs to be toned down by more facts and reasonable–sounding statements.

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