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Philippines tells nationals to avoid red, yellow in Thailand

Published on Jan 10, 2014 1:25 PM
 

MANILA (AFP) - Filipinos travelling to Thailand have been told to shun red or yellow items to avoid being caught up in the political unrest there, the Philippine embassy in Bangkok said.

"Participating and/or showing support in any form to any of the parties is strongly discouraged," the mission said in a travel advisory on its website.

"For (your) information, the red and yellow colours are closely identified with some of the parties involved," it said in a note directed at Filipino travellers as well as residents there and other parts of Thailand.

The protests are aimed at overthrowing Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra, and her government.

 
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