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Thailand’s Red Shirts Struggle to Survive

The country’s military continues to build an overwhelming surveillance machine To prevent protesters unleashing another urban insurrection, new CCTV cameras will eyeball the Bangkok streets where 90 people died, most of them civilians, and 1,400 were injured when the military battled Red Shirts and crushed their bamboo barricades in May. Thailand’s army-backed government is now […]Read More

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Bangkok braced for bloodshed as Red Shirts vow no surrender

Hospitals in Bangkok were preparing for bloodshed tonight, after anti-government Red Shirt protesters ignored an ultimatum to abandon their occupation of central Bangkok, and the leaders of the demonstration promised to die rather than give in to the authorities. An aeroplane dropped leaflets urging protesters to leave immediately and warning that anyone caught inside the […]Read More

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Thai forces set deadline for final assault against Red Shirts

Thailand’s government has set a deadline for opposition protesters to surrender women and children before it mounts a final assault on the Red Shirt encampments in central Bangkok. Red Cross workers were told they would be given safe passage through a “live firing zone” until mid afternoon Monday to remove the vulnerable from the 3,000-strong […]Read More

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Thai Premier Calls Special Meeting, Says Protests Contained

May 2 (Bloomberg) — Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will hold a special Cabinet meeting today after he said government measures have helped contain protests from spreading outside of Bangkok’s commercial center. The government has worked to stop demonstrators from publicizing their rallies and setting up illegal checkpoints, Abhisit said. Security officials who fail in […]Read More

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Chaos as Thai protesters block rail line

Protesters threatened to block one of Bangkok’s elevated railways lines on Tuesday, forcing the operators to close it as a precaution while the government warned that it was running out of patience with the weeks-long anti-government demonstration. “We have been patient for two months,” said Suthep Thaugsuban, deputy prime minister. “But we will use decisive […]Read More

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Bangkok a tinderbox as red shirt protesters keep pressure on

At least 26 people have been killed and nearly 1,000 injured in Thailand’s seven-week stand-off WEARING black T-shirts and red scarves, the young men picked up sharpened bamboo sticks and ran to the barricade of tyres, bamboo and blue netting that divides the opposition to the government from the soldiers and riot police across the […]Read More

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Red shirts, soldiers ready

Barricades set up as both sides armed to attacked The red shirts barricaded all six entrances to their protest site on Rajprasong intersection yesterday after the government made it clear that it was waiting for the right opportunity to use force to disperse the tens of thousands of protesters. However, Saladaeng intersection, adjoining Silom Road […]Read More