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<p>&nbsp;During the unrest this week, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology sent e-mails to Internet Service Providers and webmasters to block websites which support the red-shirts.</p>
<p>On April 15, <a href="http://www.matichon.co.th/news_detail.php?newsid=1239783951&amp;grpid=00&amp;catid=01">Matichon</a> reported that two bodies had been found floating in the Chao Phraya River.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Initial checks suggest they were from among the red-shirted demonstrators.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>(New York, April 15, 2009) &ndash; The Thai government should set up an independent commission to carry out a prompt, effective, and impartial investigation into the politically motivated violence by all sides during the recent protests and hold those responsible accountable, Human Rights Watch said today. The commission should also investigate abuses related to other violent protests in the past year, including those by the People&rsquo;s Alliance for Democracy (PAD).</p>
By Thaksin Shinnawatra |
<p>The past few days have been a terrible tragedy for the Kingdom of Thailand, as peaceful pro-democracy protests were met with force, first by state sponsored armed militias, then by the state itself.&nbsp; Well over a hundred protesters suffered injuries, and an unknown number of people have died.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<p>Removing their red shirts for fear of violent reprisal and arrest, some 500 red-shirts anti-government protesters&nbsp;refused to quit&nbsp;and re-grouped at Sanam Luang and other spots like Phan Fah bridge yesterday (Tuesday) after the Government House protest site was abandoned and leaders arrested. The atmosphere was tense, distraughtful, as protesters tried to console one another not to give up their cause of overthrowing what they believed to be the elite-bureaucratic control over&nbsp;politics and poor people.</p>
By Al Jazeera |
<p>Al Jazeera - Thai anti-government protesters ringed by soldiers have said they will disperse from their stronghold at government offices in the capital.</p>
By SEAPA/IFEX |
<p>Three Thai broadcast journalists were assaulted in separate incidents by opposition demonstrators dubbed the &quot;Red Shirts&quot; during a massive protest rally in Bangkok on 9 April 2009 meant as a final bid to pressure the government of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and the King's close aides to resign. </p>
By Martin Petty, Reuters |
<p><span class="Apple-style-span">Martin Petty, Reuters - <span class="Apple-style-span">The Thai army cracked down on anti-government protesters on Monday, firing warning shots at a major junction in the capital at demonstrators who responded by hurling petrol bombs, witnesses said.</span></span></p>
By BBC |
<p>Shots have been heard in the Thai capital, Bangkok, where soldiers have moved to disperse anti-government protesters at a major junction.</p>
<p><span>On April 11, <a href="http://www.matichon.co.th/news_detail.php?newsid=1239434193&amp;grpid=01&amp;catid=01">Matichon</a> published a photo of controversial northeastern politician Newin Chidchob riding a motorcycle and, allegedly, commanding the blue shirts in the showdown with the red shirts in Pattaya.<span>&nbsp; <br /> </span></span></p>
By Alan Raybould |
<p><span class="Apple-style-span">BANGKOK (Reuters) - Troops fired into the air as Thai anti-government protesters stormed the country's interior ministry on Sunday after Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in the capital.</span></p>
By Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Daniel Ten Kate |
<p><span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span">April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Thailand declared a state of emergency in Bangkok as violence broke out across the capital after police arrested the leader of an anti-government protest group that stormed a regional leaders&rsquo; summit yesterday, forcing its cancellation.</span></span></p>