» 04/10/2010, 00.00
Clashes between army and "redshirts" in Bangkok. Opposition TV closed
Anti-government demonstrators attack a military base. Soldiers responded with water cannons and rubber bullets. More than 90 people injured. Thai authorities shut down "Peoples Channel" TV for a second time, the satellite channel accused of fomenting violence. Yesterday leaders of the protest had restored broadcasts.
Bangkok "red shirts" raid on a hospital, patients evacuated
About 200 protesters broke into the facility in search of Thai soldiers. Thousand patients transferred to other facilities. Opposition leaders condemn the act and apologize. AsiaNews sources: a "worrying" situation. The army supports the government, but wants to avoid bloodshed.
The truce crumbles clashes between police and demonstrators in Thailand
Activists from the People's Alliance for Democracy (Pad) refuse to move from occupied government offices and continue to demand the premier’s resignation, who yesterday stated his unwillingness to resort to the “use of force”. 15 people are arrested and barricades opened to the occupied zone.
Bangkok: The army launches an ultimatum, the "red shirts" appeal to the UN
The military warns the crowd to disperse or risk "decisive measures" and “ chaos." The anti-government protesters have erected barricades to defend the occupied area in the commercial heart of the capital. They also want a UN peacekeeping force. The country is poised between a political agreement and civil war.
Government protests called off in Thailand
Demonstrators were surrounded by army. Over past few days, 2 protesters have died and over 100 been injured in clashes with security forces. Support for Thaksin begins to waver. Doubts shroud his democratic ideals.
Bangkok: "red shirts" prepare "the final act" of protests
The anti-government demonstrators gather in the commercial heart of the capital. They deny links with terrorist groups that unleashed violence on April 10. The government denies the possibility of using force to root out the protests.
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