The revolution will be merchandised

red converse shoes

(Red converse sneakers on sale at Red Shirt protests)

I could post something long, complex and intelligent about the current Red Shirt protests in Thailand, but I will leave that to journalists and political bloggers. Instead, I will answer a much simpler question: how’s the shopping?

Here’s a rundown of Red Shirt-related items you can buy on Ratchadamnoen Avenue.

Whether it’s fighting to overthrow the government and reinstore democracy, or just Valentine’s day, these famous red heart clappers are a must: (modeled here by my friend Andrew):

Andrew holding the famous red clappers

If you’re going to be a Red Shirt protester, first-off, you need to get yourself A RED SHIRT:

red shirts

“Red in the land” is a popular slogan:

Red in the land t-shirts

Some Thaksin arm-bands for STRONG-ARMING THE GOVERNMENT:

Thaksin armbands

IT’S TIME FOR DEMOCRACY! Some red clocks:

time for change!

Selling some perfumes:
Red shirt vendor selling perfumes

DON’T LET A BAD HAIR DAY GET IN THE WAY OF DEMOCRACY! Some red hats:

red hats

Girl selling a red version of the “highway place sign” shirts currently quite popular in Bangkok:

place shirts

I have nothing witty to say about this guy selling red slogan-themed badges, stickers and keychains, I just thought he was kind of cute:

another cute guy selling stuff

2 Responses to “The revolution will be merchandised”


  1. 1 Jody March 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Is the perfume for when you’ve been protesting for days without a shower?


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