Asia Observer

Thai protest leader shot dead as polling stations are blockaded

Demonstrators chain gates shut to prevent people casting advance votes for next week's general election. by Associated Press in Bangkok,, Sunday 26 January 2014. Photo shows family and friends of the Thai protest leader Sutin Tharatin grieve at a hospital in Bangkok. Ph

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Thailand government supporter shot as Bangkok state of emergency begins

Kwanchai Praipana wounded in drive-by shooting in north-east of country as emergency decree comes into force in capital. Report by Reuters in Udon Thani, The Guardian, Wednesday 22 January 2014

Photo - Kwanchai Praipana, a pro-government leader, is wheeled into an intens

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Bangkok unrest: Suthep heads PDRC warm-up march

Anti-government demonstrators led by the People's Democratic Reform Committee on Sunday staged a warm-up march through the capital to urge the people to join the planned shut down of Bangkok on Jan 13  to force caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign.

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Thai Prime Minister turns to Army for help

Thai Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has asked the military to help police enforce law and order if protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban carries out his threat to "shut down" Bangkok. A Defence Ministry source said the prime minister is worried by the People's Democr

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Bangkok protesters make final push to topple Yingluck Shinawatra

Kate Hodal in Bangkok
At least two people have been killed and more than 50 injured after a week of anti-government protests in Bangkok turned violent. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday in what organisers said was a final push to topple the embattled government.
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