Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thai protesters march on army headquarters

Thanyarat Doksone (AP)
Tens of thousands of red-shirted supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra protest on Sunday, March 14, 2010 in Bangkok. They demand the government dissolve Parliament or face massive demonstrations at key locations (AP/Wason Wanichakorn).

BANGKOK, Thailand – Army reinforcements were rushed into Thailand's capital as tens of thousands of anti-government [Red Shirt, pro-ousted PM] demonstrators marshaled around a key military headquarters demanding that the government dissolve Parliament by midday Monday.


Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, the key target of the massive demonstration, said he could not give in to the protesters' ultimatum but left room for compromise: "Asking for the dissolution of Parliament before noon in exchange for a halt to the demonstrations, we all agreed it can't be done. However, it doesn't mean the government coalition parties and I won't listen to their ideas," Abhisit said on nationwide television as thousands of protesters converged on the 11th Infantry Regiment headquarters. More>>

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