Thailand. Thai media called the period of May 2010 âSavage Mayâ as a consequence of one of the most violent political time in Thailand modern history. The âUDDâ (National United Front Against Dictatorship) also âRed Shirtsâ, called for the prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve the parliament and hold elections in order to regain former prime minister Thaskin Shinawatra who was already expelled from the country after a military coup. On April 3rd 2010 the UDD occupied the Ratchaprasong area in Bangkok, causing a severe loss to the economic heart of the country. Few days later, on April 8th the state of emergency was declared by the government. During this period many attempts for a resolution were discussed between the Thai government and the UDD but no result was achieved. At the same time, an escalation of violent episodes started growing until May 14th when a military crackdown, which lasted very few days, led to the death of 52 people and more than 400 were injured.