Red Journeys is a firsthand account of the emergence and expansion of the red-shirt protests in Bangkok that took place in 2010. It traces the origins of the protest, focusing on the unique voices, stories, and motives of those who participated in the movement.

Based upon hundreds of interviews and weeks spent alongside the red shirts in the middle of the protest, 2009 Fellow Claudio Sopranzetti vividly depicts daily life in the heart of the movement: its personalities, routines, rumors, and organization. As the peaceful occupation descended into violence and neared its tragic end, he describes the final moments of the protest when red shirts faced off with the Thai military.

Styled engagingly between ethnography and daily blog, Red Journeys offers an unprecedented analysis of the biggest social movement in Thailand to date and highlights the discrepancies between the “official” media portrayal of the protest and the reality on the ground. Buy it on Amazon.

Publication Details

Red Journeys: Inside the Thai Red-Shirt Movement
Sopranzetti, Claudio
Silkworm Books
Publish Date
May 2012
Sopranzetti, Claudio, Red Journeys: Inside the Thai Red-Shirt Movement (Silkworm Books, May 2012).