On Edge: Protestors in Thailand Await a Government Crackdown

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Dr. Weng Tojirakarn, a Red Shirt leader, gives a characteristically long lecture from the red camp's main stage. Among many Thais, his name has become a synonym for talking nonsense -- as in, "Don't Weng with me."

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Seen through the barricade, protesters wait out the heat under a tent.

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A statue of King Rama VI rises above a barricade on the edge of Lumphini Park.

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A black-shirted informal security force takes a motorcycle past a makeshift supplies shop.

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Women wave noise-makers to show support during one of Dr. Weng's speeches.

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Women rest outside of a pick up truck that has served as their home for the last two months.

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A monk sets up photos of those killed during the April 10th clashes before a religious ceremony commemorating the event.

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One of several photo displays showing those killed in the April 10th violence.

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Weng addresses a crowd of mostly women.

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Red paraphernalia for sale at the rally.

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A woman picks up trash from inside the barricade.

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A monk shows off a document containing images of advancing military.

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Jessica Olien is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. She has previously worked as a reporter in Asia and the Middle East.

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