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Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)

Posted in Pictures   15 Apr 2009   / 5409 views

« Thousands of troops fired warning shots and tear gas at anti-government protesters rampaging across the Thai capital on Monday, forcing demonstrators to retreat and regroup for what organizers said would be a "final stand." For 12 hours, red-shirted protesters and the soldiers locked in a series of running street battles across Bangkok that left at least 79 people injured in a major escalation of the country's ongoing political turmoil. Malls and shops were shuttered and official celebrations for the Thai new year were canceled. More than a dozen countries, including the United States, issued travel warnings urging citizens to avoid trips to Thailand and for those already in Bangkok to stay in their hotels and away from the protests. »

Thai firefighters control fire on a bus after anti-government protesters and supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra set up the roadblock and set fire to the bus during a protest on the road in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, April 13. Thai soldiers sprayed automatic weapons fire into the air and threw tear gas to clear demonstrators blocking roads across the capital Monday in a major escalation of anti-government protests that have roiled this Southeast Asian nation.

1 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers secure an area after they charged and fired gun shots in the air to disperse Thai supporter of exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra at Ding Daeng intersection in the early morning , in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency in Bangkok, firing shots in the air as anti-government protesters hurled petrol bombs in clashes that left 70 injured. Hundreds of heavily armed soldiers moved in to clear a key road junction in the capital, which demonstrators calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had blocked overnight.

2 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


A protester uses sling shot during a protest near Victory Monument on April 13, in Bangkok, Thailand. Prime Minister Abhisit has called for calm as clashes between the Thai army and anti government protestors have escalated, resulting in reports of the army having fired live rounds over the heads and into crowds of demonstrators.
3 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra prepare fire bombs during a protest near Victory Monument on April 13, in Bangkok, Thailand. Prime Minister Abhisit has called for calm as clashes between the Thai army and anti government protestors have escalated, resulting in reports of the army having fired live rounds over the heads and into crowds of demonstrators.

4 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


A protestor wearing the Thai national flag protests in front of soldiers during a protest near Victory Monument on April 13, in Bangkok, Thailand. Prime Minister Abhisit has called for calm as clashes between the Thai army and anti government protestors have escalated, resulting in reports of the army having fired live rounds over the heads and into crowds of demonstrators.

5 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers advance towards protestors near Victory Monument on April 13, in Bangkok, Thailand. Prime Minister Abhisit has called for calm as clashes between the Thai army and anti government protestors have escalated, esulting in reports of the army having fired live rounds over the heads and into crowds of demonstrators.

6 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers watch for anti-government snipers as they clear an intersection in downtown Monday, April 13, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai soldiers unleashed hundreds of rounds of automatic weapons fire to clear rock-throwing anti-government protesters from a major intersection in the capital in the pre-dawn darkness Monday

7 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


An anti-government protesters cry while pleading with soldiers not to use violence against them outside the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, April 13. Thousands of Thai troops, firing automatic weapons and tear gas, have forced rampaging anti-government protesters across Bangkok to retreat to their main encampment ringing the seat of government. The demonstrators said they were prepared for a "final stand."

8 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thailand soldiers take up a position behind a burned-out bus Monday, April 13, in Bangkok, Thailand. Throughout most of the day soldiers made their way through the Thai capital clearing anti-government demonstrators from intersections in an escalating crackdown.

9 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers face off against anti-government demonstrators Monday, April 13, in Bangkok, Thailand.

10 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers charge towards the supporters of exiled ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra (not seen) during clashes in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops fired warning shots and tear gas in clashes with petrol bomb-hurling protesters in Bangkok April 13 , leaving 70 injured as the government launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency.

11 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


A Thai soldier chases an anti-government protester with baton during a protest on the street in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, April 13. Thai soldiers sprayed automatic weapons fire and threw tear gas to clear anti-government protesters who also supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from a major intersection in the capital in the pre-dawn darkness Monday, with at least 70 people reported injured. Demonstrators responded by hurling at least one gasoline bomb at a line of troops

12 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers capture an anti-government protestor near downtown Monday, April 13, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai authorities have declared a state of emergency shutting down rail service as soldiers continue to battle against anti-government demonstrators

13 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers detain an anti-government protestor following a clash in down town Bangkok, Thailand Monday, April 13. Thousands of troops fired warning shots and tear gas at anti-government protesters rampaging across the Thai capital on Monday, forcing demonstrators to retreat and regroup for what organizers said would be a "final stand."

14 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Supporters of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra gather before clashing with Thai soldiers at a street in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency in Bangkok, firing warning shots and tear gas as anti-government protesters hurled petrol bombs in clashes that left 70 injured.

15 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


A Thai supporter of exiled ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra is taken away by colleagues as he struggles to overcome tear gas in front of the United Nations building, in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops fired warning shots and tear gas in clashes with petrol bomb-hurling protesters in Bangkok April 13, leaving 70 injured as the government launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency.

16 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


A supporter of exiled ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra throws molotov cocktail to set a bus on fire in front of Thai soldiers (not seen), in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops fired warning shots and tear gas in clashes with petrol bomb-hurling protesters in Bangkok April 13, leaving 70 injured as the government launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency.

17 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Protesters loyal to ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra throw stones at Thai soldiers during clashes, in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency in Bangkok, firing warning shots and tear gas as anti-government protesters hurled petrol bombs in clashes that left 70 injured.

18 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers charge and shoot in the air, in the direction of Thai supporter of exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra (not in photo), in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops fired warning shots and tear gas in clashes with petrol bomb-hurling protesters in Bangkok Monday, leaving 70 injured as the government launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency.

19 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers charge and shoot in the air, in the direction of Thai supporters of exiled ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra (not seen), in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops fired warning shots and tear gas in clashes with petrol bomb-hurling protesters in Bangkok Monday, leaving 70 injured as the government launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency.

20 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Thai soldiers secure an area an aim their weapons towards an approaching vehicle after they charged and fired gun shots in the air to disperse Thai supporter of exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra at Ding Daeng intersection in the early morning, in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency in Bangkok, firing shots in the air as anti-government protesters hurled petrol bombs in clashes that left 70 injured. Hundreds of heavily armed soldiers moved in to clear a key road junction in the capital, which demonstrators calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had blocked overnight.

21 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


A Thai army soldier holds a rose offered by a Thai supporter of ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra near Government house in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops fired warning shots and tear gas in clashes with petrol bomb-hurling protesters in Bangkok, leaving 70 injured as the government launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency.

22 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


A Thai supporter of exiled ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra walks past a burning bus in front of the United Nations building in Bangkok on April 13. Thai troops fired warning shots and tear gas in clashes with petrol bomb-hurling protesters in Bangkok April 13, leaving 70 injured as the government launched a crackdown to enforce a state of emergency.

23 Revolution in Thailand? (24 pics)


Supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra stand on the bus in early morning outside Government house on April 13, in Bangkok, Thailand. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Sunday declared a state of emergency in the Bangkok and five neighbouring provinces, a day after anti-government protesters cancelled a 16-nation regional summit.


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all quit for now - lets see what happens when an old guy passes to the over side
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