On Sunday, 18 November 2012, about 40,000 Red Shirts from central Thailand gathered at a United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) stage in Bang Pla, Samut Prakan, close to Bangkok. With all the buzz over Obama’s visit and Pitak Siam’s looming rally, it appears to have escaped the attention of most media that this, together with the recent UDD rally in Udon Thani have been by the by far biggest Red Shirt gatherings in more than a year.