Thai protesters abandon rally, end standoff
A British boy posed with a water gun in front of Thai soldiers in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the military campaign to end antigovernment protests at the Government House is “nearly complete.” (Vincent Yu/Associated Press)
Thai Clashes End, Protesters Disperse
AssociatedPress (April 14)
Leaders of demonstrations that plunged the Thailand’s capital Bangkok into chaos called off their protests following rioting and clashes that left two dead and more than 120 injured across the city.
Former Thai PM sees political crisis from Dubai – 14 Apr 09
Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s former prime minister, has a new warrant out for his arrest in the wake of recent protests in Bangkok, the capital, that left two people dead and over one hundred injured. Authorities are charging Thaksin and 13 of his supporters with offences including threatening acts of violence and breach of the peace. Thaksin has been living largely in exile since being ousted in 2006. Al Jazeeras Dan Nolan met up with Thaksin in Dubai, and has this exclusive report.
Thai troops crack down on protesters – 13 Apr 09
Running battles have broken out in Bangkok’s streets where troops and anti-government protesters have clashed.
Gunfire and explosions have been heard as thousands of so-called “Red Shirt” protesters demand that Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Thai prime minister, resign.
More than 70 people have been injured and many streets are deserted.
Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng reports from the Din Daeng area of Bangkok.
Thai courts have issued arrest warrants for the former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and 13 anti-government protesters blamed for one of the worst weeks of violence in the country’s recent history.
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