The group from the royalist yellow-shirted People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) said it had come to the border to fight for Thailand, and that it was the ‘duty of every Thai’.

It brushed off resentment from locals, who were fearful that the activists would provoke a war with Cambodia, saying local villagers did not understand the issue.

– Extracted from Nirmal Ghosh, “Thai nationalists disperse”, The Straits Times, 21 September 2009.