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The fight tearing the country in two

Talk of establishing a separate red shirt state is only intensifying to the north of Bangkok as the political crisis lingers on By Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai

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Since the crackdown on the red shirts at Bangkok's Ratchaprasong intersection almost four years go, the once-cheerful Lung Gong has become a jittery man, jumping at the sound of a car backfiring or a firecracker being let off. 

FOR THE LOVE OF ONE MAN: pro-Thaksin red shirt supporters came from the North and Northeast for a mass rally at Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok last year.

He walks around shirtless at all times, paranoid and fearful that any colour of clothing could make him a target of the authorities.

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