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Thailand’s ‘Yellow Shirts’ call for martial law

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Thailand’s pro-establishment “Yellow Shirts” called Monday for the imposition of martial law to end mass anti-government protests by the rival “Red Shirts,” warning they may take action themselves.

The Reds were on alert for a crackdown by the security forces on their fortified camp in the heart of Bangkok, where tensions remained high after a grenade attack late Sunday on the house of a former premier injured 11 people.

Twenty-six people have died and almost 1,000 have been injured in the capital this month in Thailand’s bloodiest civil violence in almost two decades, despite a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas.

The Yellows, formally known as the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), have said they will take action to “protect the country” if authorities do not deal with the thousands of anti-government “Red Shirt” protesters.

Sydney Morning Herald


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