BANGKOK, April 22 (TNA) – Projectiles — rocks and marbles, launched from schoolboy slingshots and homemade rockets –streaked across Bangkok’s Saladaeng intersection as the Thai capital’s Silom Road local business community and the so-called ‘Multi-Coloured Group’ skirmished with anti-government ‘Red Shirt’ activists at Saladaeng intersection outside the Dusit Thani Hotel late Wednesday night.
Homemade rockets flew from the Red Shirts Verbal abuse and beer bottles filled the short space between the two sides, accompanied by much verbal abuse.
The anti-red shirt group frustration erupted after Red Shirt protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) had encamped at Ratchaprasong since April 3, causing trouble to the public, and when they extended their demonstration setting up a barricade opposite the intersection of Silom with Rama IV and Rajdamri roads, Saladaeng intersection, a prime business area of Bangkok.
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