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Thailand: Monarchy, Corruption, Injustice, Poverty, Police State

Posted by feww on April 10, 2010

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With a Nod and a Wink from Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Troops Move in Against Demonstrators

Despite their earlier promise not to intervene, Thai troops moved into two anti-government camps in the capital, Bangkok, to drive out the demonstrators.

Thai soldiers clash with anti-government “red shirt” protesters near the United Nations building in central Bangkok April 10, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang. Image may be subject to copyright.

At least a dozen people have been killed and more than 250 injured in the clashes so far as security forces fired tear gas, water cannons, rubber bluets and live rounds on demonstrators.

The army had earlier said they would not intervene in the demonstrations, but the King of Thailand decided to unleash his troops against the so called red-shirt protesters who have been campaigning against poverty, corrupt politics and injustice in Thailand since March 12.

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One Response to “Thailand: Monarchy, Corruption, Injustice, Poverty, Police State”

  1. feww said

    UPDATE
    The death toll in Bangkok reached 15 overnight with at least 500 people injured. A Reuters cameraman was reportedly shot in the chest and killed.

    News Links:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6390VO20100410
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8612783.stm
    http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20100410-thai-forces-crack-down-protesters

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