Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thai monks, like Burmese monks, protest

THAILAND (Mar. 14, 2010) - Large parts of downtown Bangkok have turned red, where tens of thousands of opposition supporters -- part of a "Red Shirt" movement -- are demanding the government's ouster and fresh elections. The Red Shirts are supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra, the country's deposed prime minister. They want political change now.

The demonstrators have warned that they will press ahead with their agitation until their demands are met -- even if it means "paralyzing" Bangkok. Aljazeera's Wayne Hay reports from the Thai capital, where about 50,000 troops have been deployed. Flashback to Burma's Saffron Revolution in 2007:

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