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Thailand: A Year of Living Dangerously 2010 - 43 min.


After a violent end to the most recent protests, Thailand, a country of over 60 million people, is facing its worst political crisis in decades. For two months since March of 2010, anti-government protestors, the so-called red shirts, had taken over key parts of downtown Bangkok, demanding for Abhisit Vejjajiva, the country's current prime minister, to step down, dissolve parliament, and call for fresh elections. The sit-ins had paralysed Bangkok and threatened to rock the Thai economy, which is the second largest in Southeast Asia. The red shirts have been calling for Abhisit's resignation since he came to power in 2009 ? after Thaksin Shinawatra, the country's populist prime minister, was ousted in a bloodless military coup in 2006. Rageh Omaar travels to the scarred city of Bangkok to find out what happened the day the protests ended, and what will happen to Thailand now.