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LONDON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A lawyer representing Thailand's Red Shirt pro-democracy movement has criticized a move by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to hold an election campaign rally at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok, the site of mass killings of protesters by the Army in May 2010. "It's not only a profound insult to the victims and survivors, Prime Minister Abhisit is flaunting his denial of responsibility for this atrocity in an attempt to provoke Red Shirts...
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was met Friday at the country's Teacher's Council by protesters performing a cursing ritual. About a dozen members of the Sanam Luang Democracy Group, an apparent splinter group of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, roasted chilis and salt outside
Seven leaders of a group that has led months of anti-government protests in Thailand were released on bail Friday after surrendering to police.
By Seth Mydans and Thomas Fuller In a day of street battles that left more than 300 people wounded, anti-government protesters surrounded Parliament on Tuesday, trapping hundreds of lawmakers inside throughout the afternoon.
By Andrew Buncombe Two protesters killed during clashes with riot police inside parliamentary compound in Bangkok Army chief reassures public that his troops are unarmed and there is no prospect of a military coup THE PRIME Minister of Thailand was forced to scale a fence and flee in a police helicopter yesterday as thousands of protesters barricaded parliament in the latest twist in the country's seething political turmoil.
By Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand -- A one-time Bangkok mayor and key leader of a monthslong anti-government movement that spearheaded the ouster of a Thai prime minister was arrested today on charges of insurrection, police said.
Thai police have arrested key opposition leader Chamlong Srimuang as part of crackdown against anti-government protesters, local media reported Sunday.
Anti-gov't protesters clash with airport security personnel as Thai PM visits south BANGKOK, Sept.
Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 27 September [Unattributed report from the "Breaking News" page: "PAD urges supporters to block PM from flying back to Bangkok"] The People's Alliance for Democracy Saturday called on its supporters in southern provinces to block four airports to prevent Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat from flying back to Bangkok.
Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 27 September [Unattributed report from the "Headlines" page: "Supporters and protesters welcome PM at Surat Thani"] Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat is greeted by supporters and protesters at Surat Thani Airport.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.