13 May 2010

Red Shirt leader shot, protester killed as Thai unrest continues

“Violence erupted during anti-government protests in Thailand Thursday as one demonstrator was killed and a key protest leader was shot in the head while being interviewed by journalists. Tension soared amid the sound of explosions and gunfire and an anarchic mob atmosphere in downtown Bangkok’s Lumpini Park, where protesters had

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22 Apr 2010

Deadly blasts hit Bangkok protest hub

“A series of explosions in the Thai capital Bangkok is reported to have killed at least one person and injured dozens more. At least some of the blasts were caused by grenades, an army spokesman said, but it was not clear who fired them. The blasts followed rising tensions in

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07 Apr 2010

Thai premier declares state of emergency amid protests

“Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency Wednesday, hours after anti-government demonstrators stormed the country’s parliament. Speaking on nationwide television, he said the ‘purpose is to restore peace and order and to stop the spreading of false information to the Thai public.’ Vejjajiva said the measure is

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11 Mar 2010

Thailand Braces for Political Rallies in Capital

“Thailand’s seemingly unending political crisis is likely to reach another moment of tension this weekend with huge opposition rallies that organizers say they hope will paralyze the city and bring down the government. While pledging nonviolence, protest leaders say they will gather hundreds of thousands of mostly rural supporters for

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08 Mar 2010

Thailand to Impose Security Law For Rally

“The Thai government plans to invoke a tough security law, giving the armed forces broad powers to control a rally in Bangkok by supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a minister said on Monday. The Internal Security Act (ISA) allows the country’s top security agency, the Internal Security Operations

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