11 Mar '11, 2am

Recent protests in the Middle East have 're-energised' the anti-govt Red Shirts movement, a leader of the group said

Recent protests in the Middle East have 're-energised' the anti-govt Red Shirts movement, a leader of the group said

Supporters of the Red Shirts group shout and cheer after the release of their leaders outside Bangkok prison on Feb 22, 2011. The movement is gearing up for a major rally in Bangkok over the March 12 to March 13 weekend. -- PHOTO: AP BANGKOK - POPULAR uprisings in the Middle East have galvanised Thailand's anti-government 'Red Shirts, one of their leaders says, as the movement gears up for a major rally in Bangkok this weekend. 'The wind of change that's blowing through the Arab world is re-energising the Red Shirts who are still hurting and tired from fighting last time. But the fight will go on,' Nattawut Saikuar, who was among those leaders recently freed on bail, told AFP in an interview. The release on bail of seven senior Red figures after nine months in prison is also expected to re-invigorate the opposition movement, which was behind two months of demonstrations la...

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