The tense standoff in Si Sa Ket on Saturday between a red-shirt mob and a Democrat Party rally deserves attention at high levels.
The red shirts gathered to protest against the appearance of opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and other top Democrats.
But by mid-afternoon, the crowd was noisy, and then aggressive. The concept of free speech is sometimes difficult. But on Saturday at Sisaket Rajabhat University, the red-clad supporters of the government and the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) crossed the line.
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