This weekend's clashes left more than 20 dead, taking the ongoing Thailand protests to a new level of intensity. 'Red shirt' protesters say the time for talking is over and insist that the prime minister resign and leave the country.
Thai 'red shirt' protesters ruled out negotiations with the government Sunday, one day after clashes during the Thailand protests killed at least 21 people in the country's deadliest political violence since 1992.
The Thai military used force against Red Shirt protesters today for the first time in an escalating stand-off that began March 11. Authorities had shut down the opposition TV station amid a Bangkok state of emergency.
During talks Sunday, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit rejected red-shirt protesters' demand to step down and call elections. They resumed talks Monday as street protests persist and a few bombs heightened tension but did not cause casualties.
Thousands of red-shirt protesters urging Thai PM Abhisit to resign gathered outside his home Wednesday to pour out jugs of donated blood. They did the same a day earlier at his office.
On Tuesday, red-shirt protesters splattered blood outside the office of Thai PM Abhisit, who has rejected calls to step down.
Thailand protests entered their third day Monday, paralyzing parts of Bangkok. Earlier in the day, demonstrators thronged the military base where Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is staying.
Tens of thousands of red-shirted Thailand protesters filled main avenues in Bangkok Sunday as they called for the resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
The governments of Thailand and Britain have deemed the GT200 bomb detector unreliable, but the Thai military continues to use it to make arrests in the Muslim south.