PHAN FA BRIDGE, MARCH 25, 2010: A two-year-old boy named Tawan from Chonburri and a 78-year-old woman were the youngest and oldest people to join in the mass head shaving by the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship’s (UDDs) ongoing pro-democracy protest in Bangkok earlier today. The boy joined his father and hundreds of other people who had their tresses clipped and heads shaved smooth to protest the continued refusal of Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve the parliament and hold fresh elections.
PHAN FA BRIDGE, MARCH 25, 2010: Elderly men, women and a girl as young as eight-years-old were among hundreds of people who today lined up to have their heads shaved as part of the ongoing protest by the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship’s (UDDs) ongoing protest for democracy and dissolution of the Thai parliament.Click on photos for larger views.
PHAN FA BRIDGE, MARCH 25, 2010: 100’s of men and women protesting for the dissolution of the Thai parliament will undergo a mass head shaving ceremony at Phan Fa Bridge commencing at 2pm today. The mass head shaving will be led by core UDD leader Rambo Isaan from Korat
PHAN FA BRIDGE, MARCH 25, 2010: 2,000 red-shirt protesters from the northern province of Chiang Mai arrived at the Phan Fa Bridge protest site earlier this morning. There are small convoys from several northern and northeast provinces currently traveling to Bangkok.
Some of the people who have been at Phan Fa Bridge for the last week or so will return home to attend to business or personal requirements, while some others will stay. The UDD leadership has expressed their sincere gratitude to those returning home for the sacrifices they have made in the name of democracy and understand that people have different time and financial constrains that limit how long they are able to stay away from home.
The return home of some protesters should not be viewed as a weakening of the protest as other people are replacing those who are returning home. Many of the red-shirt protesters that are returning home have told the leadership they are prepared to return if needed.