Monday, March 15, 2010

Buddhist monks join Bangkok Red Shirt protests

(Demotix) Despite being a blisteringly hot day, hundreds more Buddhist monks guarded by their red shirt supporters joined anti-government protests in Bangkok today. Cheers went up as the monks marched through the capital. The Red Shirts aim is to bring about the collapse of the current government... Numbers of protesters could reach 150,000 or more by Sunday evening. Despite being a major anti-government rally, the atmosphere continues to remain peaceful, even to the point of soldiers in riot gear willing to accept having red neckerchiefs tied to their wrists by rally goers. More>>

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