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Red-shirt demonstrators on Sunday vowed to continue their protests on Sunday, after clashes between soldiers and protesters resulted in 21 dead and more than 800 injured.

Red-shirt leader Natthawut Saikua said the red-shirt protesters will continue to occupy the Ratchaprasong intersection and Phan Fa Bridge until Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva dissolves the House of Representatives and holds a new election.

“We call for Abhisit to resign immediately,” he told the red-shirts, adding that the red-shirts would hold a mourning ceremony for the dead at Democracy Monument on Sunday and vowed that those killed “did not die in vain”.

Another leader, Veera Musikhapong, demanded Mr Abhisit leave the country.

According to the latest figures from Wachira Hospital and Erawan emergency centre, 21 people were killed in clashes between soldiers and protesters on Saturday. Sixteen were civilians, including a Japanese photographer working for a news agency. Five of the dead were soldiers.

Red-shirt leaders said the group would rally in different locations across the capital on Monday, in honour of the red-shirts who died in the violent clashes.

Bangkok Post

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