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Dhammakaya monks break through military barricade

A 15-minute tussle broke out when Dhammakaya monks broke through the military line into the compound of the National Office of Buddhism Monday at the Buddha Monthon park afternoon. Some 50 troops failed to prevent the monks and laymen followers from breaking their line into the compound. Read more: The NationRead More

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Thailand election traces red shirt, yellow shirt fault line

Sunday’s by-election in Thailand offer a window on the continuing divide, and hints at the enduring strength of the red shirt opposition. Bangkok, Thailand Two months after security forces put down violent street protests, a by-election held Sunday in Thailand offered a small window into public opinion in a divided nation. The result – an […]Read More

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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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Thai prime minister lifts curfew imposed after Bangkok violence

Thai PM lifts curfew in Bangkok, 23 provinces BANGKOK — Thailand’s prime minister lifted a nighttime curfew in Bangkok and other areas on Saturday, saying that order has been restored 10 days after violence killed more than a dozen people and left parts of the capital in flames, an aide said. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva […]Read More

Bangkok

Journalist among five killed in Bangkok

Thailand’s anti-government ‘Red Shirts’ have ended their street protest campaign as leaders surrendered to police after a military offensive against their rally base. Grenades exploded nearby as the leaders announced their decision this afternoon. At least four Red Shirt leaders turned themselves in, after an overwhelming operation by troops who punched through the barricades of […]Read More

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Troops, armoured vehicles converge on Silom

Hundreds of police and troops, backed by armoured vehicles, converged on the red-shirt protesters’ camp in Bangkok early Wednesday, raising fears of an imminent crackdown. Twelve armoured personnel carriers (APCs) with machine guns mounted on top arrived in the Silom business district, and two took up positions in front of the protesters’ homemade barricades before […]Read More

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Baby at barricades of Thailand’s uncivil war

A SCREAMING toddler stands on a barricade of tyres, his upper body visible to the Thai soldiers looking through their gunsights as a protester reaches out to steady him. The image shows the clearly terrified boy being used as a human shield by Red Shirt protesters besieged in the heart of Bangkok. The video of […]Read More