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Fabio Polenghi

Thursday, May 20, 2010 4:40
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Boston.com has this photo and caption of Italian photojournalist Fabio Polenghi:

Freelance photographer Fabio Polenghi, 48, of Italy lies on a stretcher at Police Headquarter Hospital Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand, after being shot during a government crackdown on anti-government protestors. Polenghi was later pronounced dead by Thai doctors. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

While the red shirts espouse a non-violent transformation of Thailand’s political establishment there is at least one group associated with them that is willing to use violence to achieve their ends: the black shirts. The Thai Army would naturally be suspicious of anyone in a black shirt. This is why rule #2 from Andrew Marshall’s Bangkok Safety Tips is: “Wear light clothes, e.g. white top, light brown trousers. Avoid wearing black which is intimidating.” To be a bit more direct, don’t dress in a way that would lead one side in a conflict to see you as a nefarious assassin. It’s possible that Fabio was wearing body armor or some other outer layer (like many other journalists); however, the camera bag still strapped on him suggests otherwise.

Rest in peace, Fabio.

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