Monday, May 31, 2010

Thai PM accused of human rights abuses - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Thai PM accused of human rights abuses - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)





Thailand's prime minister has been accused of violating the human rights of anti-government Red Shirt protesters.

The accusation was made during a heated parliamentary no-confidence debate.

The Thai opposition says prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva violated the rights of protesters when he ordered the military to disperse them from their protest site.

The opposition also says the army's approach was not in line with international standards.

Violence associated with the two-month rally and its dispersal killed 88 people.

But the prime minister says the army was defending itself against armed militants.

He says the government only ever planned to surround the rally site to block access to supplies.

Lawyers for Red Shirt figurehead, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, have hired an international war crimes expert to investigate the allegations.

Meanwhile, United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay called for an independent probe into the violence in Thailand.

She called for those responsible for rights violations to be held to account.

Read more from the link above.

Statement: War Crimes Expert Joins Investigation of Bangkok Deaths - Robert Amsterdam

Statement: War Crimes Expert Joins Investigation of Bangkok Deaths - Robert Amsterdam

"War Crimes Expert Joins Investigation of Bangkok Deaths"!

THANK YOU, INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS. IF BARBARIC BRUTALITY CAN HAPPEN IN THAILAND, WORSE CASES COULD ENSUE IN OTHER COUNTRIES UNLESS THE WORLD CARES ENOUGH TO INTERVENE.

WAR CRIMES EXPERT JOINS INVESTIGATION OF BANGKOK DEATHS

BANGKOK, May 31, 2010: International war crimes expert Professor GJ Alexander Knoops has joined the international legal team investigating the Thai Government's killing of 80 pro-democracy demonstrators and onlookers in Bangkok in May and April, the investigation's leader, international lawyer Robert Amsterdam announced today.

Six of the bodies were found in a "safe haven" temple.

Read more via the link above.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Letter from America - The Failure of Thailand's Democracy - NYTimes.com

Letter from America - The Failure of Thailand's Democracy - NYTimes.com

By RICHARD BERNSTEIN
Published: May 25, 2010

NEW YORK — A week before the Thai Army cleared anti-government demonstrators out of Bangkok and sent them packing back to their rural homes, a reporter at the daily State Department news briefing in Washington asked whether there were any “broader implications” about democracy in that country.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Social disparity leads to conflict in Thailand

Social disparity leads to conflict in Thailand

Social disparity leads to conflict in Thailand


By Nutthathirataa Withitwinyuchon

BANGKOK, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The two-month melodrama of the anti- government protest led by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) ended abruptly on May 19, as the "red-shirts" core leaders surrendered themselves to the authorities following a day-long deadly clash between the troops and the protesters.


Disappointed protesters without leadership became rioters unfettered, setting ablaze in the following days Stock Exchange Building, Central World (the second largest shopping mall in South- East Asia), provincial halls, commercial banks, a television station, a movie theatre, telephone boosts and many other buildings.

The political turmoil, already under control according to the government, has left 88 people dead and 1,885 injured, including army forces and civilians, costing country's economy around 70 billion baht (2.12 billion U.S. dollars) and dividing country into two societies.

At the first glance, the anti-government protest, in addition to calling for democracy, seems to be an uprising of the poor demanding for the return of Thaksin, their hero, who was believed to be able to eliminate poverty and salvage them from distress. But in deeper look, it is more a confrontation of the main coalition Democrat party and social elites versus Thaksin and his supporters who wished to restore Thailand to the prior-coup condition. The genuine cause of the conflict lies deeper into the Thai society.

In Thailand, a man is classified by his occupation, level of education attainment and location of residence or work. The northeastern Thailand, with 19 provinces, is where poor people mostly resided. Most of the poor people are in agrarian sector which absorbs a largest number of laborers. The economic boom in the 1980s and early 1990s has led to the improvement of infrastructure and made people in the rural areas better off, but rural people were still lagged behind those living in the metropolitans. The widening of the wealth gap lit up angers of the worst-offs.
Rural people see him as a hero. But when he was ousted by the military in 2006 bloodless coup, the middle-class was delighted because they were fed up with allegedly wide-spread corruption, absence of check and balance of power and press restriction under his administration.

"Former Prime Minister Thaksin is good at manipulating globalization for benefit of most people in the country", said Surichai Wankaew, a political science lecturer from Chulalongkorn University.

In fact, no one person is capable of healing the wounds of the nation when economic and social inequality persists and waits to be addressed.

The secretary-general of ASEAN Surin Pitsuwan said Thursday during ASEAN-EU meeting in Spain that Thailand badly needed political reform and social restructuring and the government had to introduce reforms that will bridge the gap in the social strata and bring justice to one and all.

"It is a lesson for all developing countries, not just Thailand, to learn how to manage social inequality," said Surin. "It is not about being democratic or undemocratic, but about effectiveness of social-management agencies."

"If the government can effectively solve people problems, they will eventually forget Thaksin. But the government's failure will only intensify their desire of his return. The government is tasked with responsibility to prove it is better than Thaksin's government," said Suriyasai Katasila acting secretary general of New Politics Party.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva vowed on May 21 to continue the reconciliation plan announced earlier this month that includes addressing economic disparity and constitutional amendment in an attempt to "rebuild the house".

The conflict has cost dearly for Thailand so far, but unless social disparity is narrowed, social conflict remains a demon waiting for its right time to come back.

Editor: Tang Danlu



Under Thaksin's administration, a range of populist policies were introduced to benefit the poor, such as the 30-baht (about 1 U.S. dollar) health care scheme, 1 sub-district 1 product and low- interest loan for villagers. Rural poverty was mitigated to some extent, although he is not the only one who should claim all the credit.



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YouTube - In Their Own Words::::Red shirt protesters after the situation at Pathumwanaram temple

YouTube - Red shirt protesters after the situation at Pathumwanaram temple



Abhisit could say anything through the media directed by his gang members, but truth will remain there to emerge. Abhisit is nothing but a murderous illigitimate puppet leader in the Thai history.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thailand: Giles Ji Ungpakorn -- `A full-blown military dictatorship'

Thailand: Giles Ji Ungpakorn -- `A full-blown military dictatorship' + interview | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

The junta’s success in clinging to power by murdering the people is merely success built on sand. They can kill hundreds and imprison thousands, but they will never win the hearts and minds on the people. Thailand will never be the same again.


Read more from the above link.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The red-shirted protesters as violent and armed terrorists

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The Abhisit government has tried to paint the picture of the red-shirted protesters as violent and armed terrorists. Here's a proof that the royal Thai government has lied.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Did the Thai soliders really fight "armed terrorists" in Bangkok?

Dawn-to-dusk footage from the Bangkok crackdown on Vimeo

Dawn-to-dusk footage from the Bangkok crackdown from reporterinexile.com on Vimeo.

ฝากให้ King Bhumipol, Abhisit, and the Elities in Thailnald

ข้อคิดจากนักปรัชญาเพื่อความเป็นมนุษย์อย่างมีศักดิ์ศรี

But while both humanization and dehumanization are real alternatives, only the first is the people's vocation. This vocation is constantly negated, yet it is affirmed by that very negation. แปลง่าย ๆ เมื่อท่านกดขี่ไม่ให้พวกเขาขาดศักดิ์ศรีความเป็นมนุษย์เท่าใด พวกเขาก็จะสู้เพื่อให้ได้มาซึ่งความเป็นมนุษย์เสมอ... เป็นธรรมชาติที่ต้องเกิด...

อ่านต่อข้างล่างครับ

พวกท่านฆ่าคนเหมือนผักปลา พวกท่านไม่เว้นและไม่ให้สิทธิพิเศษตามหลักสากลต่อสตรี เด็ก และนักบวช พวกท่านใช้ injustice, oppression, และ violence... See More อย่างมืดบอดและไร้หิริโอตัปปะ

พวกท่านอาจจะกลับตัวทัน หรือมันอาจจะสายเกินไปแล้ว เพราะผลกรรมของพวกท่าน มันจักต้องแสดงผลในไม่ช้า แต่จะมากหรือน้อย ก็แล้วแต่กรรมวัันนี้และวันถัด ๆ ไปของพวกท่าน... อนิจจา สัตว์ทั้งหลายที่เป็นเพื่อนทุกข์... อ่านเฟสบุ๊คของข้าพเจ้า แล้วก็จับกุมคุมขังตัวข้าฯ และคนที่แนะความจริง เป็นสิ่งฉลาดแล้วหรือ การปิดปากนักคิดและนักปรารชญ์ เป็นสิ่งที่เลวร้ายที่สุดของสังคมมนุษย์แล้ว ท่านจะทำให้สังคมไทยกลับไปสู่ยุคมืดกระนั้นหรือ?

This is disturbing! YouTube - Thailandia - L'arresto di una Camicia Rossa a Bangkok

YouTube - Thailandia - L'arresto di una Camicia Rossa a Bangkok



Was this necessary? A protester with bare hands surrrounded by many armed soldiers. And why was he kicked in the head?

The boots, the uniforms, the gun, and their very profession are paid for out of the people's tax money. When you allow in a given system the stupid guys with guns and power to do whatever they want, you are doomed to be punished. Some elits in Thailand have tried to blame the red-shirted protesters for burnging buildings, but even if they were caught on the scene, they are still entitled to a lawyer and a presumption of them being innocent until proven otherwise.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Last Woman Sitting

Below is a picture of a red-shirted protestor sitting firmly at her base as all the other protestors has fled from the scence due to the merciless shooting by the raiding solddiers. The raid ended the two-month peaceful protest, but led to violent chaos and subsequent curfew and more killing!



Below is the clip showing the last statement the core leaders addressed to the protesters before the shooting spree took place. The leaders said they had to terminate the protest just because they didn't want more deaths of the unarmed protesters.

Dead bodies in a temple near the red-shirted camp site



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Killing near or inside a temple compound is a most sinful taboo for Buddhists.

Facebook | Photos from อภิสิทธิ์และเทพเทือก สั่งฆ่าประชาชนเพื่อในหลวง? เชิญอภิปราย

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After the curfew, the Abhisit goverment even killed red-shirted protesters in the temple, a most sinful taboo for Buddhists.

++++!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

AP from Daylife-- Fully armed soldiers against freedom fighters

Facebook | รุ่งโรจน์ วรรณศูทร's Photos - AP from Daylife

Many pictures inside.

Facebook | อมาตย์ เดอะซีรี่ย์'s Photos - Wall Photos



Facebook | อมาตย์ เดอะซีรี่ย์'s Photos - Wall Photos


Anohter body of a poor man without any weapon... shot dead right through his head!
Abhisit's government is more brutal than any government in the history of Thailand.

Facebook | อมาตย์ เดอะซีรี่ย์'s Photos - Wall Photos

Facebook | อมาตย์ เดอะซีรี่ย์'s Photos - Wall Photos


Anohter body of a poor man without any weapon... shot dead right through his head!
Abhisit's government is more brutal than any government in the history of Thailand.

Facebook | uddthailand's Photos - Wall Photos

Facebook | uddthailand's Photos - Wall Photos

An Italian journalist was shot dead!!!

Facebook | Red Intelligence's Photos - Wall Photos


Facebook | Red Intelligence's Photos - Wall Photos


Another victim of snipers endorsed by the Thai government-- bare-handed freedom fighter!
The death toll is approaching 100, and now that thousands are being threatened by armed soldiers and police, we could expect much worse before the end of today!!!!

Bangkok protests | Page 8 | Liveblog live blogging | Reuters.com

Bangkok protests | Page 8 | Liveblog live blogging | Reuters.com

AFP: Troops, armoured vehicles converge on Bangkok protest site

AFP: Troops, armoured vehicles converge on Bangkok protest site

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Urgent Message from a Thai to UN and the global community

I have just received this message from one of my best friends based near Bangkok.
He has never been this worried. Please kindly read his most sincere massage as well as other messages and share the link with people you know around the world who may be able to help.

Thank you,
..
We are Thai people can not stand to put up with Aphisit common to kill the red-shirt every day.Soo-or-Chor said a lie every day and also slander protester of “ The terrorist” Abhisit is the real criminal one , that right now he can’t control the soldier who have arm and Abhisit also never follow up or analyze the problem he

Was occupied with killing in his mind. He never consider himself just relax in the “11st soldier department” He is the real cowardly man.

So,Please don’t hesitate to issue official letter request UN army come to protect the “ Red- shirt” and catch him to the international criminal court like as Saddam in Iraq or Edii Armin in Republic of Uganda, or same situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.This is the newest killing field in the Southeast Asia. Or same book that I have read in Cambodia. 1000 families of people who live in Condo or in the house in Bon-kai area no have food ,with out water and electric can not shit or go to toilet,If you were them how do you fight with? And also can not pass through the military zone ,I think Abhisit is the most crazy man in the world that I have seen.The baby like Abhisit can not solve this complicated problem at all.


Here is an update from BBC (May 16, 2010)

Lies from Abhisit's dirty mouth



Now, you can get a good picture of this oppressive operation through the following pictures and captions borrowed from http://www.democracythai.com/board/index.php?PHPSESSID=1f38a93f6a5b9754f4eaaea01caff19e&topic=12543.0













"Three men crawl under fear of sniper fire to recover the body of a
protester, right, shot in the head from the street, Saturday, May
15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard
protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown
Bangkok on Saturday..."



   









A slain Thai man (top R) lies on the ground along with injured
people following fresh street battles between troops and protestors,
near an anti-government protest site in downtown Bangkok on May 15,
2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed three..."



         






The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the street
under the fear of sniper fire, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday
following two days of..."









A massive head wound is show of a protester apparently shot by
sniper fire during a stand off with military is t, Saturday, May 15,
2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard
protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown
Bangkok on Saturday..."







"People carry a man who was badly wounded during clashes between
demonstrators and security forces in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. The
Thai army said it plans to move against anti-government protesters'
sprawling base in the capital if they do not disperse, but gave no
timetable for taking..."





         





"Following shootings of protesters by military, foreigners escape
over a back wall of a hotel, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday
following two days of..."





         





A slain Thai man lies on the ground following fresh street battles
between troops and protestors, near an anti-government protest site
in downtown Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging violence in the Thai
capital claimed three more lives as gunfire and..."









"Under fear of sniper fire two men cross the street as another hides
in the foreground on the edge of the road, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters
vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on
Saturday following..."



         

                                                                 
                             



The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the street
under the fear of sniper fire, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday
following two days of..."



                                                                 
                                



Locals shut the eyelids of a protester killed by a gunshot to the
head, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified
encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday following two days of
running gunbattles that..."



      

          




   A man is dragged after being shot at Rama IV Street during
clashes between army soldiers and anti-government 'red shirt'
supporters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thailand's military will send in
reinforcements to assist troops struggling to seal an off an
encampment occupied occupied by..."



 





 The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the street
under the fear of sniper fire, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday
following two days of..."





   



          Three men crawl under fear of sniper fire to recover the
body of a protester, right, shot in the head from the street,
Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed
with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment
in downtown Bangkok on Saturday..."

 

 


 



      The body of a protester shot in the head is recovered from the
street, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified
encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday following two days of
running gunbattles that..."



          




Thai men crawl as they recover the body of a man killed during
clashes in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were
heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the latest clashes between
the Thai army and anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."



         




 "Emergency rescue workers rush a stretcher to recover the body of a
protester shot in the head, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday
following two days of..."



                            







"Thai men crawl as they recover the body of a man killed during
clashes in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were
heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the latest clashes between
the Thai army and anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."







 The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the street
under the fear of sniper fire, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday
following two days of..."

 

 



 A man is dragged after being shot at Rama IV Street during clashes
between army soldiers and anti-government 'red shirt' supporters in
Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thailand's military will send in
reinforcements to assist troops struggling to seal an off an
encampment occupied occupied by..."

 





 "Locals shut the eyelids of a protester killed by a gunshot to the
head, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified
encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday following two days of
running gunbattles that..."

 

 



 "A slain Thai woman (top R) lies on the ground along with injured
people following fresh street battles between troops and protestors,
near an anti-government protest site in downtown Bangkok on May 15,
2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed three more lives
as gunfire and..."



      

 



 "The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the
street, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified
encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday following two days of
running gunbattles that killed..."







 "Thai soldiers take cover behind a tree in a street as they face
''Red Shirt'' anti governement protesters (not seen) during ongoing
clashes in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging violence in the Thai
capital claimed three more lives as gunfire and explosions echoed
around tense streets..."







 "Thai men carry the body of a man killed during clashes in Bangkok
on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the
death toll from the latest clashes between the Thai army and
anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."





 

Thai soldiers take cover behind trees in a street as they face ''Red
Shirt'' anti government protesters (not seen) during ongoing clashes
in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital
claimed three more lives as gunfire and explosions echoed around
tense streets where..."





         







    "A general view shows empty streets on the Rama 4 and Sathorn
junction during Ongoing clashes in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging
violence in the Thai capital claimed three more lives as gunfire and
explosions echoed around tense streets where there have been pitched
street battles..."

 


 



 "Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed three more lives as
gunfire and explosions echoed around tense streets where there have
been pitched street battles between troops and protesters."

   

                                                                 
                                                                    
                                       




 "The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the
street under the fear of sniper fire, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters
vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on
Saturday following two days of..."







 "A soldier keeps watch near the perimeter of the barricaded
anti-government 'red shirt' encampment at Bangkok's shopping
district May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at protesters on Saturday
in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's streets that has killed 16
people as soldiers struggle to..."

 





 "The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the
street, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified
encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday following two days of
running gunbattles that killed..."

 







 Three men crawl under fear of sniper fire to recover the body of a
protester, right, shot in the head from the street, Saturday, May
15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard
protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown
Bangkok on Saturday..."

 







 "A ''Red Shirt'' anti government protester runs in a street as he
faces Thai soldiers (not seen) during ongoing clashes in Bangkok on
May 15, 2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed three more
lives as gunfire and explosions echoed around tense streets where
there have been..."



 





 "The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the
street under the fear of sniper fire, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters
vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on
Saturday following two days of..."



 





 "The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the
street, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified
encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday following two days of
running gunbattles that killed..."

 





 "The body of a protester shot in the head is recovered from the
street, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified
encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday following two days of
running gunbattles that..."



         

   

 

                   

 



 "Thai men carry the body of a man killed during clashes in Bangkok
on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the
death toll from the latest clashes between the Thai army and
anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."







 "The body of a protester shot in the head is dragged from the
street under the fear of sniper fire, Saturday, May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters
vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on
Saturday following two days of..."





 "Thai soldiers take cover behind trees in a street as they face
''Red Shirt'' anti government protesters (not seen) during ongoing
clashes in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging violence in the Thai
capital claimed three more lives as gunfire and explosions echoed
around tense streets where..."

 where..."

         

 



  ''Red Shirt'' anti government protester runs in a street as he
faces Thai soldiers (not seen) during ongoing clashes in Bangkok on
May 15, 2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed three more
lives as gunfire and explosions echoed around tense streets where
there have been..."







 "Residents and shop owners watch as they sit on the side of Rama 4
road during ongoing clashes in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging
violence in the Thai capital claimed three more lives as gunfire and
explosions echoed around tense streets where there have been pitched
street battles..."



 






 "Motorcyclists drive past razor wire cordons in Bangkok on May 15,
2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed three more lives
as gunfire and explosions echoed around tense streets where there
have been pitched street battles between troops and protesters."

    





 "A general view of the deserted anti-government 'Red Shirt'
protester camp in the financial central district of Bangkok on May
15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the death
toll from the latest clashes between the Thai army and
anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters..."



 



 "Thai men carry the body of a man killed during clashes in Bangkok
on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the
death toll from the latest clashes between the Thai army and
anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16.AFP PHOTO/PEDRO UGARTE."







 A Thai soldier stands guard in a bunker in Bangkok on May 15, 2010.
Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed three more lives as
gunfire and explosions echoed around tense streets where there have
been pitched street battles between troops and protesters."





 Smoke rises from burning tyres on a deserted road at the entrance
of the business district during a rally by anti-government "red
shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed 16..."



 



 "Thai men carry the body of a man killed during clashes in Bangkok
on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the
death toll from the latest clashes between the Thai army and
anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."







 "Thai men carry the body of a man killed during clashes in Bangkok
on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the
death toll from the latest clashes between the Thai army and
anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."

       





 "Thai men crawl as they recover the body of a man killed during
clashes in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were
heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the latest clashes between
the Thai army and anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."

  

 



 "Soldiers escort an anti-government protester after clashes at the
entrance of the business district in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai
troops fired at protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on
Bangkok's streets that has killed 16 people as soldiers struggle to
isolate a sprawling..."



 



 "Thai men carry the body of a man killed during clashes in Bangkok
on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the
death toll from the latest clashes between the Thai army and
anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."

 

 



 "A Thai soldier puts a warning placard on a razor wire cordon in
Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed
three more lives as gunfire and explosions echoed around tense
streets where there have been pitched street battles between troops
and protesters."



 





 "Soldiers escort an anti-government protester after clashes at the
entrance of the business district in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai
troops fired at protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on
Bangkok's streets that has killed 16 people as soldiers struggle to
isolate a sprawling..."







 "A slain Thai woman (top R) lies on the ground along with injured
people following fresh street battles between troops and protestors,
near an anti-government protest site in downtown Bangkok on May 15,
2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed three more lives
as gunfire and..."







 "A general view of the deserted anti-government 'Red Shirt'
protester camp in the financial central dictrict of Bangok on May
15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the death
toll from the latest clashes between the Thai army and
anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters..."

 

 



 "Thai men put the body of a man killed during clashes in a
stretcher in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were
heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the latest clashes between
the Thai army and anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."

 







 "An anti-government 'red shirt' supporter makes way while moving a
man who was shot dead near Bangkok's Din Daeng intersection May 15,
2010. Thai troops fired at protesters on Saturday in a third day of
fighting on Bangkok's streets that has killed 16 people as soldiers
struggle to..."

                                                              
                       

 



 "A Thai soldier puts a warning placard on a razor wire cordon in
Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed
three more lives as gunfire and explosions echoed around tense
streets where there have been pitched street battles between troops
and protesters."

 





 "Smoke rises from burning tyres on a deserted road as a soldier
guards the entrance of the business district during a rally by
anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 15,
2010. Thai troops fired at protesters on Saturday in a third day of
fighting on Bangkok's streets that..."



  

 



 "Thai men crawl as they recover the body of a man killed during
clashes in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were
heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the latest clashes between
the Thai army and anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters hit 16."









 "A Thai soldier stands guard in a bunker in Bangkok on May 15,
2010. Raging violence in the Thai capital claimed three more lives
as gunfire and explosions echoed around tense streets where there
have been pitched street battles between troops and protesters."



         

           


 





 "Thai soldiers take aim during an army operation to take control of
an area around the fortified ''Red Shirt'' anti-government
protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion
were heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the latest clashes
between the Thai army and..."





 "Smoke rises from burning tyres on a deserted road as soldiers take
their positions at the entrance of the business district during a
rally by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Bangkok
May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at protesters on Saturday in a third
day of fighting on..."








 Smoke rises from burning tyres on a deserted road at the entrance
of the business district during a rally by anti-government "red
shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed 16..."







 "Thai soldiers take positions during an army operation to take
control of an area around the fortified ''Red Shirt''
anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots
and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the
latest clashes between the Thai army..."





 

 "Smoke rises from burning tyres on a deserted road at the entrance
of the business district during a rally by anti-government "red
shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed 16..."





 

 "Smoke rises from burning tyres on a deserted road at the entrance
of the business district during a rally by anti-government "red
shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed 16..."







 "A Thai soldier takes cover during an army operation to take
control of an area around the fortified ''Red Shirt''
anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots
and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the
latest clashes between the Thai army and..."

 

 



 "Soldiers guard behind a barricade on a main road during a rally by
anti-government   protesters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops
fired at protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on
Bangkok's streets that has killed 16 people as soldiers struggle to
isolate a..."





 

 "A general view shows a protest site set up by anti-government "red
shirt" demonstrators near the Silom Road financial district in
Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at protesters on Saturday in
a third day of fighting on Bangkok's streets that has killed 16
people as soldiers..."







 "Thai soldiers take cover during an army operation to take control
of an area around the fortified ''Red Shirt'' anti-government
protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion
were heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the latest clashes
between the Thai army and..."

 

                




 "A Thai soldier shoots during an army operation to take control of
an area around the fortified ''Red Shirt'' anti-government
protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion
were heard in Bangkok as the death toll from the latest clashes
between the Thai army and..."

 



 "A Thai soldier takes aim from behind a barricade during an army
operation to take control of an area around the fortified ''Red
Shirt'' anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 15, 2010.
Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the death toll from
the latest clashes..."

   



 "Thai soldiers keep watch protesters as a refuse collection truck
burns in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15, 2010. Thai troops
faced off against die-hard protesters vowing to defend their
fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday, following two
days of running gunbattles..."







 "A Thai soldier takes cover as a rubbish truck burns after bieng
set on fire by ''Red Shirt'' anti-government protesters'  in Bangkok
on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok on
Saturday as the death toll from the latest clashes between the Thai
army and..."







 "A general view show a barricaded site set up by anti-government "red
shirt" protesters near the Silom Road financial district in
Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at protesters on Saturday in
a third day of fighting on Bangkok's streets that has killed 16
people as soldiers..."





 "Anti-government protesters look at the positions of army soldiers
in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15, 2010. Thai troops faced off
against die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified
encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday, following two days of
running gunbattles that..."







 "Smoke rises from burning tyres on a deserted road at the entrance
of the business district during a rally by anti-government "red
shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed 16..."





 "Smoke rises from burning tyres on a deserted road at the entrance
of the business district during a rally by anti-government "red
shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed 16..."







 "A Thai soldier runs to his position across a deserted highway
during an army operation to take control of an area around the
fortified ''Red Shirt'' anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok
on May 15, 2010. Shots and an explosion were heard in Bangkok as the
death toll from the..."



 




 "Anti-government protesters ride motorcycles after setting fire on
tires on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as
streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds
and authorities..."

                                                                   
                                               

                   



 "An anti-government protester throws a tire on burning tires on
Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed
with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets
in the center of the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds and
authorities struggled to..."







 "Anti-government protesters wave from atop an abandoned military
vehicle as they prepare for a new round of clash with Thai soldiers
Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed
with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets
in the center of the..."

 



 "A Thai soldier looks at a burning garbage truck after clashes with
anti-government protesters Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday
following two days of..."

 



 Anti-government demonstrators watch Thai soldiers in downtown
Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15, 2010. Thai troops faced off
against die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified
encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday, following two days of
running gunbattles that killed 16..."

   



 "An anti-government protester wavea a flag  after setting fire on
tires on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as
streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds
and authorities..."







 "An anti-government protester sets fire on tires on Saturday, May
15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with protesters
for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets in the center of
the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds and authorities struggled
to contain Red..."



   



 An anti-government demonstrator throws petrol bomb to Thai soldiers
in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15, 2010. Thai troops
faced off against die-hard protesters vowing to defend their
fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday, following two
days of running..."







 "Anti-government protesters carry the body of their dead comrade
who believed was shot by a sniper during clashes with Thai soldiers
Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed
with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets
in the center of the..."







 "Anti-government protesters build barricade with used tires and
bamboo sticks for a new round of clash with Thai soldiers Saturday,
May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with
protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets in the
center of the Asian..."



 

 

 "Smoke billows out after anti government protesters burnt a refuse
collection truck, in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15, 2010. Thai
troops faced off against die-hard protesters vowing to defend their
fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday, following two
days of running..."

 



 "An unidentified man is detained by Thai soldiers near a clash site
Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed
with die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment
in downtown Bangkok on Saturday following two days of running
gunbattles that killed..."







 "An anti-government protester fires slingshot at line of soldiers
during clashes Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai
troops clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on
Saturday, as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became
battlegrounds and authorities..."

       

 



 "Anti-government protesters send signals after setting fire on
tires on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as
streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds
and authorities struggled..."

 



 cAnti-government demonstrators flee after Thai soldiers fired live
rounds to them in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15,
2010. Thai troops faced off against die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday,
following two days of..."

 



 "An injured anti-government protester is carried on a stretcher by
medic team during clashes with Thai soldiers Saturday, May 15, 2010
in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with protesters for a
third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets in the center of the
Asian metropolis became..."

 



 "An anti-government protester agitates after setting fire on tires
on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed
with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets
in the center of the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds and
authorities struggled..."







 "An anti-government "red shirt" protester is dragged away
by fellow protesters after being shot in the chest in central
Bangkok May 15, 2010. The protester was shot as he was trying to add
more tyres to a burning barricade near Lumphini park in central
Bangkok."

 



 "An anti-government protester takes off his headband next to the
wreckage of an army truck after clashes with Thai soldiers Saturday,
May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with
protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets in the
center of the Asian..."

 



 "Black smoke rises from a tire set afire by anti-government
protesters on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai
troops clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on
Saturday, as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became
battlegrounds and authorities..."

   


     


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY14:  Anti-government Red Shirt protesters
light barricades in the streets on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. So far more than 100 people have been injured and at least
seven killed as the military launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who..."

   



 "Black smoke rises from tires set afire by anti-government
protesters on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai
troops clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on
Saturday, as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became
battlegrounds and authorities..."

 



 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY14:  Bangkok residents peer down their
street as they try and talk to soldiers about retrieving the body of
a girl killed in the clashes May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So
far more than 100 people have been injured and at least seven killed
as the military..."







 "A Thai soldier runs to help his colleague trapped inside a pick-up
truck near a clash site with anti-government protesters Saturday,
May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard
protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown
Bangkok on..."







 "The wreckage of an army truck lies in the middle of the road after
anti-government set fire on it during clashes Saturday, May 15, 2010
in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with protesters for a
third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets in the center of the
Asian metropolis..."

 



 "Black smoke rises from tires set afire by anti-government
protesters on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai
troops clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on
Saturday, as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became
battlegrounds and authorities..."







 An anti-government protester tear up the wreckage of an army truck
near the clash site Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Thai troops clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on
Saturday, as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became
battlegrounds and..."







 "Black smoke rises from tires set afire by anti-government
protesters on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai
troops clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on
Saturday, as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became
battlegrounds and authorities..."



 "Anti-government protesters build barricade with used tires and
bamboo sticks for a new round of clash with Thai soldiers Saturday,
May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with
protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets in the
center of the Asian..."

                                                                  
                                                

 



 "Thai soldiers take position at a main road in downtown Bangkok,
Thailand, Saturday, May 15, 2010. Thai troops faced off against
die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment in
downtown Bangkok on Saturday, following two days of running
gunbattles that killed 16 people..."

 



 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY14:  An anti-government Red Shirt protester
adds to a burning barricade in the streets on May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. So far more than 100 people have been injured and
at least seven killed as the military launched an operation to
disperse anti-government..."





 Thai soldiers patrol on a motorcycle near a clash site with
anti-government protesters Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops clashed with die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday
following two days of running..."

 



 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY14:  Anti-government Red Shirt protesters
adds to a burning barricade in the streets on May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. So far more than 100 people have been injured and
at least seven killed as the military launched an operation to
disperse anti-government..."





 "An anti-government demonstrator throws petrol bomb to Thai
soldiers in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15, 2010. Thai
troops faced off against die-hard protesters vowing to defend their
fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday, following two
days of running..."

 





 "An anti-government protester tear up the wreckage of an army truck
near the clash site Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Thai troops clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on
Saturday, as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became
battlegrounds and..."

 



 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY14: An anti-government Red Shirt protester
is taken to ambulance after being injured in clashes on May 14, 2010
in Bangkok, Thailand. So far more than 100 people have been injured
and at least seven killed as the military launched an operation to
disperse..."

                                                                 
                        

 "Anti-government protesters take gasoline from a destroyed military
truck on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops
clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as
streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds
and authorities..."







 "Anti-government protesters lie on the ground and believed dead
after being shot by snipers during clashes Saturday, May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with protesters for a third
day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets in the center of the Asian
metropolis became..."

 



 "An anti-government protester throws a tire on burning tires on
Saturday, May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed
with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets
in the center of the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds and
authorities struggled to..."

 



 "An injured anti-government protester is treated by medic team
members during clashes with Thai soldiers Saturday, May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with protesters for a third
day in Bangkok on Saturday, as streets in the center of the Asian
metropolis became..."

 

                                    


 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY14:  A resident registers with the Thai
military to be allowed access to his home that is in the areas
within the military blockade on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The government has closed roads leading into the anti-government red
shirt protest zone but is..."

 

 

 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Soldiers lay on the ground during
clashes with red shirt anti-government protesters as the violence in
central Bangkok escalated on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after the
government launched an..."

 

 

 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A bus burns as a firefighter yells
for water during clashes between anti-government protesters and the
military on May 14, 2010 in central Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters
and military clashed in central Bangkok after the government
launched an operation to..."

 

 

 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces take position as
people hide in their house during a street clash with
anti-government Red Shirt protesters on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured and three killed as
protesters and military continue..."

 

 

 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government Red Shirt protesters
lie on the ground while being detained by Thai security forces May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after..."

 

 

 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: A red shirt anti-government protester
holds a Thai flag as tyres burn in the background during clashes
with the military on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters
and military clashed in central Bangkok after the government
launched an operation to..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government protester 'Red
Shirt' waves the national flag May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At
least 45 people have been injured and three killed as protesters and
military continue to clash in central Bangkok after the government
launched an..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Firefighters attempt to put out a
fire on a bus torched by Anti-government protesters 'Red Shirt'
during street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least
45 people have been injured and three killed as protesters and
military continue to clash..."

 



 


 BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government Red Shirt protesters
lie on the ground while being detained by Thai security forces May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces take position
during a street clash with anti-government Red Shirt protesters on
May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been
injured and three killed as protesters and military continue to
clash in central Bangkok..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces shoot at
anti-government Red Shirt protesters during a street clash on May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after the..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces take position
during a street clash with anti-government Red Shirt protesters on
May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been
injured and three killed as protesters and military continue to
clash in central Bangkok..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A Red Shirt anti-government protester
fires a homemade fire cracker at a Thai Military Helicopter on May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government Red Shirt protesters
sit on the ground after being detained by Thai security forces May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government Red Shirt protesters
sit on the ground after being detained by Thai security forces May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: A red shirt anti-government protester
holds a Thai flag as tyres burn in the background during clashes
with the military on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters
and military clashed in central Bangkok after the government
launched an operation to..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces, seen through a
broken windscreen, take position before attempting to put out a fire
on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been
injured and three killed as protesters and military continue to
clash in central..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Firefighters attempt to put out a
fire on a bus torched by anti-government Red Shirt protesters during
street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45
people have been injured and three killed as protesters and military
continue to clash in..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A Thai security officer attempts to
put out a fire on a tire torched by anti-government Red Shirt
protesters during street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured and three killed as
protesters and military continue..."





 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers arrest red shirt
anti-government protesters as violence in central Bangkok escalated
on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military
clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse anti-government..."

 



 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government Red Shirt protesters
lie on the ground while being detained by Thai security forces May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces shoot at
anti-government Red Shirt protesters during a street clash on May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after the..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces takes aim as
they looks into central Bangkok's Lumphini Park during a street
clash with Anti-government Red Shirt protesters on May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured and three
killed as protesters and..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Medics prepare to transport an injured
man to an ambulance as violence in central Bangkok escalated on May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in
central Bangkok after the government launched an operation to
disperse anti-government..."

 

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Tyres burn outside the camp of the red
shirt anti-government protesters as violence in central Bangkok
escalated on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government red shirt protester
lies on the ground while being detained by soldiers during clashes
on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military
clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government Red Shirt protesters
sit on the ground after being detained by Thai security forces May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces take position
during a street clash with Anti-government Red Shirt protesters on
May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been
injured and three killed as protesters and military continue to
clash in central Bangkok..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  An anti-government protester 'Red
Shirt' knees down during street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured and three killed as
protesters and military continue to clash in central Bangkok after
the government..."



 





 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces shoot at
Anti-government Red Shirt protesters during a street clash on May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after the..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government Red Shirt protesters
lie on the ground while being detained by Thai security forces May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces shoot at
anti-government Red Shirt protesters during a street clash on May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after the..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces build their
barricade during a street clash with Anti-government Red Shirt
protesters on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people
have been injured and three killed as protesters and military
continue to clash in central..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: A person peers out from behind the
shutters of a shop during violent clashes between anti-government
red shirt protesters and the military on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after the
government launched an operation..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  An anti-government protester uses a
plastic bag in an attempt to avoid the effects of tear gas being
fired by Thai military forces during street clashes on May 14, 2010
in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces take position
during a street clash with anti-government Red Shirt protesters on
May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been
injured and three killed as protesters and military continue to
clash in central Bangkok..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces, seen through a
broken windscreen, take position before attempting to put out a fire
on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been
injured and three killed as protesters and military continue to
clash in central..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai security forces shoot at
Anti-government Red Shirt protesters during a street clash on May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 45 people have been injured
and three killed as protesters and military continue to clash in
central Bangkok after the..."

         

 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A bus burns as a firefighter yells
for water during clashes between anti-government protesters and the
military on May 14, 2010 in central Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters
and military clashed in central Bangkok after the government
launched an operation to..."

 






 "A Thai woman screems in front of a soldier around the fortified
protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire
on protesters after a military lockdown of their rally site in the
heart of the capital sparked fierce clashes that left three people
dead and at least 46..."










 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 






 "Renegade Thai major-general Khattiya Sawasdipol is seen moments
before he was shot Thursday May 13, 2010 while being interviewed by
Thai and foreign reporters in Bangkok. Khattiya Sawasdipol, a rogue
general leading a militant wing of Thai anti-government protesters
was shot in the head..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An injured man is transported to an
ambulance during clashes with the military on May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Members of the military stop on a
pavement and keep watch during violent clashes with red shirt
anti-government protesters on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after the
government launched an operation to..."

 








 "Renegade Thai major-general Khattiya Sawasdipol is seen moments
before he was shot Thursday May 13, 2010 while being interviewed by
Thai and foreign reporters in Bangkok. Khattiya Sawasdipol, a rogue
general leading a militant wing of Thai anti-government protesters
was shot in the head..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A soldier takes aim as members of the
military shoot at red shirt anti-government protesters during
clashes on May 14, 2010 in central Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A soldier keeps watch as others rest
on a pavement during violent clashes with red shirt anti-governement
protesters on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far in clashes
atleast 45 have been injured and 2 killed as the  military and the
government..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A soldier puts out a fire during
clashes with red shirt anti-government protesters on May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who..."

 


 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A bus burns as a firefighter yells
for water during clashes between anti-government protesters and the
military on May 14, 2010 in central Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters
and military clashed in central Bangkok after the government
launched an operation to..."

 






 "A Thai woman screams in front of a soldier around the fortified
protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire
on protesters after a military lockdown of their rally site in the
heart of the capital sparked fierce clashes that left three people
dead and at least 46..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 






 "Renegade Thai major-general Khattiya Sawasdipol is seen moments
before he was shot Thursday May 13, 2010 while being interviewed by
Thai and foreign reporters in Bangkok. Khattiya Sawasdipol, a rogue
general leading a militant wing of Thai anti-government protesters
was shot in the head..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An injured man is transported to an
ambulance during clashes with the military on May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Members of the military stop on a
pavement and keep watch during violent clashes with red shirt
anti-government protesters on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after the
government launched an operation to..."

 








 "Renegade Thai major-general Khattiya Sawasdipol is seen moments
before he was shot Thursday May 13, 2010 while being interviewed by
Thai and foreign reporters in Bangkok. Khattiya Sawasdipol, a rogue
general leading a militant wing of Thai anti-government protesters
was shot in the head..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A soldier takes aim as members of the
military shoot at red shirt anti-government protesters during
clashes on May 14, 2010 in central Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A soldier keeps watch as others rest
on a pavement during violent clashes with red shirt anti-governement
protesters on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far in clashes
atleast 45 have been injured and 2 killed as the  military and the
government..."

 

 





 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A soldier puts out a fire during
clashes with red shirt anti-government protesters on May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: A red shirt anti-government protester
shoots a sling shot towards members of the military as the violence
in central Bangkok escalates on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after the
government launched an..."



  






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 








 "A Thai firefighter walks through the wreckage of a bus burnt
during clashes between red shirt demostrators and security forces
around the fortified protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 14, 2010.
Thai troops opened fire on protesters after a military lockdown of
their rally site in the..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A red shirt anti-government protester
taunts the military during violent clashes on May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: A red shirt anti-government protester
taunts the military as violence in central Bangkok escalates on May
14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in
central Bangkok after the government launched an operation to
disperse anti-government..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 




 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An injured man is lies on the ground
before being transported to an ambulance during clashes with the
military on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."

  

 


 "A Thai man hides behind a pillar as an army armoured vehicle
drives past in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire on
'Red Shirt' protesters during clashes in the heart of Bangkok that
left one person dead and at least 21 injured."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."

 






 "A Thai emergency worker shouts instructions after hearing about a
wounded person during clashes between red shirt demonstrators and
security forces around the fortified protesters' camp in Bangkok on
May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire in a tense standoff with
protesters in the..."

 






 "Thai soldiers (up) arrest ''Red shirt'' anti-government protesters
(bottom) after they clashed in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops
opened fire on 'Red Shirt' protesters during clashes in the heart of
Bangkok that left one person dead and at least 21 injured."

 






 "Anti-government protesters build barricades around the parameters
of their encampment on Friday May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Protesters in the Thai capital reinforced their encampment Friday as
government efforts to blockade them overnight led to sporadic
violence that killed one..."










 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."








 "Thai men point towards the direction of gunshots as they hide
inside a gate during clashes between 'Red Shirts' anti-government
protestor and soldiers in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops
opened fire on protesters after a military lockdown of their rally
site in the heart of the..."

 






 "Thai army soldiers patrol a street in Bangkok on May 14, 2010.
Thai troops opened fire on protesters after a military lockdown of
their rally site in the heart of the capital sparked fierce clashes
that left three people dead and at least 46 wounded."

 





 "A Thai 'Red Shirt' anti-government protester throws a Molotov
cocktail towards an unseen Army armoured vehicle in Bangkok on May
14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire on 'Red Shirt' protesters during
clashes in the heart of Bangkok that left one person dead and at
least 21 injured."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."










 "Thai army medics carry an injured soldier during clashes with 
'Red Shirts' anti-government protestors in Bangkok on May 14, 2010.
Thai troops opened fire on protesters after a military lockdown of
their rally site in the heart of the capital sparked fierce clashes
that left three..."

 






 "Thai soldiers keep low as they prepare for clashes with
anti-government protesters on Friday May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops fired bullets at anti-government protesters
and explosions thundered in the heart of Bangkok on Friday as an
army push to clear the streets and end..."

 






 "A Thai red shirt demonstrator gestures to colleagues during
shooting around the fortified ''Red shirt'' anti-government
protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire
in a tense standoff with protesters in the capital, where the army
vowed to clear an area after..."








 "A Thai biker flees the area of clashes amid heavy smoke around the
fortified ''Red Shirt'' anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok
on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire on protesters after a
military lockdown of their rally site in the heart of the capital
sparked fierce clashes..."

 






 "Thai medics carry an injured person during the clashes between
'Red Shirt' anti-government protesters and the soldiers in Bangkok
on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire on 'Red Shirt' protesters
during clashes in the heart of Bangkok that left one person dead and
at least 21 injured."

 








 "A Thai 'Red Shirt' anti-government protestor sits at an entrance
to their fortified camp as soldiers seal off the 'Red Shirt' camp in
downtown Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire on
protesters after a military lockdown of their rally site in the
heart of the capital sparked..."

 








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers shoot at red shirt
anti-government protesters during clashes on May 14, 2010 in central
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."










 "Thai emergency workers carry a man wounded during clashes between
red shirt demostrators and security forces around the fortified
protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire
in a tense standoff with protesters in the capital, where the army
vowed to clear an..."










 "A Thai firefighter walks through the wreckage of a bus burnt
during clashes between red shirt demonstrators and security forces
around the fortified protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 14, 2010.
Thai troops opened fire on protesters after a military lockdown of
their rally site in the..."

 








 "Anti-government protesters build barricades around the parameters
of their encampment on Friday May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Protesters in the Thai capital reinforced their encampment Friday as
government efforts to blockade them overnight led to sporadic
violence that killed one..."

         

 





 "Anti-government demonstrators watch Thai soldiers from behind
their makeshift barricades Friday, May 14, 2010, in Bangkok,
Thailand. Anti-government protesters set fire to a police bus down
the street from Japanese and U.S. embassies in central Bangkok after
troops fired tear gas Friday..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government protesters sit on the
ground after being detained by Thai military forces during street
clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."








 "A rope binds together arrested ''Red shirt'' anti-government
protesters at the wrists after clashes against Thai soldiers in
Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire on 'Red Shirt'
protesters during clashes in the heart of Bangkok that left one
person dead and at least 21 injured."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A soldier takes aim as he looks into
central Bangkok's Lumphini Park druing a clash with anti-government
protesters on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Anti-government protesters raise their
arms in submission while being detained by military forces during
street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government protester waves the
national flag as he stands on Rama 4 Road in central Bangkok during
a clash with Thai military forces on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after
the government launched..."

 






 "A Thai soldier sets a razor wire cordon after clashes with
anti-government protesters in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops
opened fire on 'Red Shirt' protesters during clashes in the heart of
Bangkok that left one person dead and at least 21 injured."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  A soldier directs troops on the edge
of Bangkok's Lumphini Park during a clash with anti-government
protesters on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:   An anti-government protester waves a
Thailand flag at military forces during street clashes on May 14,
2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in
central Bangkok after the government launched an operation to
disperse anti-government..."








 "Thai soldiers form up with shields as they approach
anti-government protesters' barricade on Friday May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters in the Thai capital reinforced their
encampment Friday as government efforts to blockade them overnight
led to sporadic violence that killed..."

 

 

 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government protester waves the
national flag as he stands on Rama 4 Road in central Bangkok during
a clash with Thai military forces on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after
the government launched..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government protesters lie on the
ground while being detained by military forces during street clashes
on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military
clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  An anti-government protester fires a
slingshot at Thai military forces during street clashes on May 14,
2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in
central Bangkok after the government launched an operation to
disperse anti-government..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government protester sits on
the ground while being detained by Thai military forces during
street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."

 




 "A Thai soldier takes aim with his M-16 rifle where explosions and
shots occurred in the area surrounding anti-government protesters on
Friday May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops fired bullets
and tear gas at anti-government protesters rioting near the U.S. and
Japanese..."

 






 "Thai soldiers move on anti-government protestors and others during
an operation to secure an area near Lumpini Park in downtown bangkok,
Thailand, Friday, May 14, 2010. Troops fired bullets and tear gas at
anti-government protesters rioting near the U.S. and Japanese
embassies as an..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Anti-government protesters lie on the
ground while being detained by Thai military forces during street
clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."

 






 BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government protester fires a
slingshot at Thai military forces during street clashes on May 14,
2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in
central Bangkok after the government launched an operation to
disperse anti-government..."








"BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government protesters move
towards Thai military forces on Rama 4 Road in central Bangkok
during street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after the
government launched an operation to..."

 




 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Thai soldiers take up positions
during a clash with anti-government protesters on May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters who have..."







 "Thai soldiers take cover before advancing on anti-government
protesters, Friday, May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protestors in
the Thai capital were holding their ground Friday, as initial
government moves overnight to blockade them showed no results, but
instead set off sporadic..."







 "A Thai man takes cover behind a motorcycle during shooting around
the fortified ''Red shirt'' anti-government protesters' camp in
Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire in a tense standoff
with protesters in the capital, where the army vowed to clear an
area after clashes..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government protester lies on
the ground while being detained by Thai military forces during
street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."







 "A Thai soldier aims his weapon through the bars of a fence during
an army operation to take control of an area around the fortified
''Red Shirt'' anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 14,
2010. Thai troops opened fire on protesters after a military
lockdown of their rally..."







"BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Molotov cocktails and shell casings
collected by military forces from detained anti-government
protesters during street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after
the government launched an..."







"BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Anti-government protesters lie on the
ground while being detained by Thai military forces during street
clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."







 "Thai soldiers take positions during an army operation to take
control of an area around the fortified ''Red Shirt''
anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai
troops opened fire on protesters after a military lockdown of their
rally site in the heart of the..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government protesters clash with
the Thai military in Rama 4 Road on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after
the government launched an operation to disperse anti-government
protesters who have closed..."







 "Thai soldiers take position at an intersection where
anti-government protesters face off with them on Friday May 14, 2010
in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters in the Thai capital reinforced
their encampment Friday as government efforts to blockade them
overnight led to sporadic violence..."



 



 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Anti-government protesters sit on the
ground after being detained by Thai military forces during street
clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."







 "Thai soldiers jump a fence during an army operation to take
control of an area around the fortified ''Red Shirt''
anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 14, 2010. Thai
troops opened fire on protesters after a military lockdown of their
rally site in the heart of the capital..."







 "Thai soldiers fire rubber bullets into the crowd of
anti-government protesters hurling rocks, Friday, May 14, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Protestors in the Thai capital were holding their
ground Friday, as initial government moves overnight to blockade
them showed no results, but instead..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government protester grimaces
from the effects of tear gas fired by Thai military forces during
street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Anti-government protesters face the
Thai military in Rama 4 Road during street clashes on May 14, 2010
in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central
Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse
anti-government protesters..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government protester is
detained by Thai military forces during street clashes on May 14,
2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in
central Bangkok after the government launched an operation to
disperse anti-government protesters..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: Soldiers fire at anti-government
protesters along Rama 4 Road on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after the
government launched an operation to disperse anti-government
protesters who have closed parts of..."







 "A Thai biker flees the area of clashes amid heavy smoke around the
fortified ''Red Shirt'' anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok
on May 14, 2010. Thai troops opened fire on protesters after a
military lockdown of their rally site in the heart of the capital
sparked fierce clashes..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14:  Anti-government protesters sit on the
ground after being detained by Thai military forces during street
clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 14: An anti-government protester sits on
the ground after being detained by Thai military forces during
street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and
military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an
operation to disperse..."

 


 


 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester peers
through a tire barricade during a clash with Thai military forces
during street clashes as the violence in central part of the city
escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154
have been injured and..."

 






 "Thai women look towards the street after clashes between
demonstrators and security forces in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging
violence in the heart of the Thai capital claimed six more lives as
the embattled premier vowed no turning back and the army threatened
a crackdown on thousands..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protesters
seek cover after adding to a burning pile of tires during street
clashes as the violence in central part of the city escalates on May
15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been injured
and over 20 killed..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester waits
for smoke to clear before firing his slingshot at Thai military
forces during street clashes as the violence in central part of the
city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least
154 have been injured..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester seeks
cover behind a tire barricade during a clash with Thai military
forces during street clashes as the violence in central part of the
city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least
154 have been injured..."

 






 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Red shirt protesters carry a man
critically wounded by Thai military as the violence in central part
of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far
at least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as
the military and the..."








 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester seeks
cover during street clashes as the violence in central part of the
city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least
154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the
military and the..."

 




 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protesters
wait under cover during street clashes as the violence in central
part of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So
far at least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes
as the military..."

 

 

 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester loads
his slingshot during street clashes as the violence in central part
of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far
at least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as
the military and the..."

 





 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Red shirt protesters cover the face
of a man killed by Thai military as the violence in central part of
the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at
least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the
military and the..."







 "Thai men crawl on the ground to they recover the body of a man
killed during clashes in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging violence in
the heart of the Thai capital claimed six more lives as the
embattled premier vowed no turning back and the army threatened a
crackdown on thousands of..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Firefighters extinguish a blaze
caused by anti-government red shirt protesters during clashes as the
violence in central part of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been injured and over 20
killed in the clashes..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protester
pull away barricades to enable their comrades to advance during
street clashes as the violence in central part of the city escalates
on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been
injured and over 20..."







 "A Thai man lies on the ground near a burnt out military truck that
was set on fire during clashes between demonstrators and security
forces in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Eight people were killed and
almost 50 injured in fresh violence in the Thai capital as troops
clashed with opposition..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protesters
seek cover during street clashes as the violence in central part of
the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at
least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the
military and the..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protesters
roll tires into position for a barricade to provide cover from the
Thai military during street clashes as the violence in central part
of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far
at least 154 have..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protesters
seek cover during street clashes as the violence in central part of
the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at
least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the
military and the..."







"BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protesters
seek cover during street clashes as the violence in central part of
the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at
least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the
military and the..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Red shirt protesters cover the face
of a man killed by Thai military as the violence in central part of
the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at
least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the
military and the..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protester
adds to a burning pile of tires during street clashes as the
violence in central part of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been injured and over 20
killed in the clashes as..."

 




 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government red shirt
protester seeks cover after adding to a burning pile of tires during
street clashes as the violence in central part of the city escalates
on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been
injured and over 20..."







"BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Red shirt protesters cover the face of
a man killed by Thai military as the violence in central part of the
city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least
154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the
military and the..."

       



 

 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester fires a
slingshot at Thai military forces as the violence in central part of
the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at
least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the
military and the..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester fires a
firecracker loaded in a slingshot at Thai military forces during
street clashes as the violence in central part of the city escalates
on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been
injured and over 20..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government red shirt
protester flies the Thai flag after advancing up a street during
street clashes as the violence in central part of the city escalates
on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been
injured and over 20 killed..."







 "Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva speaks during a TV
broadcast in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at protesters
on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's streets that has
killed 17 people as soldiers struggle to isolate a sprawling
encampment of demonstrators..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protester
flies the Thai flag as a fellow protester encourages other to
advance up a street as the violence in central part of the city
escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154
have been injured and over..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Red shirt protesters comfort a man
killed by Thai military as the violence in central part of the city
escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154
have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the military
and the government..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government red shirt
protester takes cover after adding to a burning pile of tires during
street clashes as the violence in central part of the city escalates
on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been
injured and over 20..."

 

 






 "A demonstrator using a helmet of a firefighter lies on the floor
after being badly wounded by a shooting during clashes between
demonstrators and security forces in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. The
Thai army said it plans to move against anti-government protesters'
sprawling base in the..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester seeks
cover during street clashes as the violence in central part of the
city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least
154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the
military and the..."









 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government red shirt
protester rolls a burning tire into the street during street clashes
as the violence in central part of the city escalates on May 15,
2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been injured and
over 20 killed in the..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester fires a
slingshot at Thai military forces during street clashes as the
violence in central part of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been injured and over 20
killed in the clashes..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government red shirt
protester seeks cover after adding to a burning pile of tires during
street clashes as the violence in central part of the city escalates
on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been
injured and over 20..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government red shirt
protester flies the Thai flag after advancing up a street during
street clashes as the violence in central part of the city escalates
on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been
injured and over 20 killed..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government red shirt protesters
light a molotov cocktail during street clashes as the violence in
central part of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. So far at least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed
in the clashes as the..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  Anti-government protesters fire
slingshots at Thai military forces as the violence in central part
of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far
at least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as
the military and the..."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government red shirt
protester advances up a street under the cover of smoke as the
violence in central part of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been injured and over 20
killed in the clashes as the..."







 "Residents evacuate their homes after clashes with security forces
in Bangkok on May 15, 2010. Raging violence in the heart of the Thai
capital claimed six more lives as the embattled premier vowed no
turning back and the army threatened a crackdown on thousands of
protesters."







 "BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 15:  An anti-government protester fires a
slingshot at Thai military forces during street clashes as the
violence in central part of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been injured and over 20
killed in the clashes..."



 

 "Thai army soldiers take position after getting fire from
anti-government protesters in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15,
2010. Thai troops faced off against die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday,
following two days of running..."

 





 "An anti-government protester carries a blood covered helmet of a
fireman who was shot in the head on Saturday May 15, 2010 in
Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with protesters for a third
day in Bangkok on Saturday as streets in the center of the Asian
metropolis became..."







 "Thai army soldiers  watch the movements of anti-government
protesters in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15, 2010. Thai troops
faced off against die-hard protesters vowing to defend their
fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday, following two
days of running gunbattles..."







 "Red shirt protesters run for cover at Rama IV Street during
clashes with army soldiers in Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thailand's
military will send in reinforcements to assist troops struggling to
seal an off an encampment occupied occupied by thousands of
anti-government protesters, an army..."







 "Anti-government protesters cover as Thai soldiers fire shots at
them at an intersection on Saturday May 15, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. Thai troops clashed with protesters for a third day in
Bangkok on Saturday as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis
became battlegrounds and..."







 "An anti-government protester shoots a firecracker during clashes
with soldiers in central Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed 16 people as soldiers struggle to isolate a
sprawling encampment of..."







 "An anti-government protester walks past a damaged military truck
during a rally in central Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed 16 people as soldiers struggle to isolate a
sprawling encampment..."







 "Thai army soldiers take position after getting fire from
anti-government protesters in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 15,
2010. Thai troops faced off against die-hard protesters vowing to
defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday,
following two days of running..."







 "Thai rescue personal carry a badly wounded man during clashes
between demonstrators and security forces in Bangkok on May 15,
2010. The Thai army said it plans to move against anti-government
protesters' sprawling base in the capital if they do not disperse,
but gave no timetable for..."







 "Thai rescue personal carry a badly wounded man during clashes
between demonstrators and security forces in Bangkok on May 15,
2010. The Thai army said it plans to move against anti-government
protesters' sprawling base in the capital if they do not disperse,
but gave no timetable for..."






 "Residents look at smoke rising from burning tires as soldiers
clash with anti-government protesters in downtown Bangkok on May 15,
2010. Three people were shot and appeared to be badly wounded as
clashes between anti-government protesters and troops flared again
in Bangkok."







 "An anti-government protester runs in front of burning tires on a
deserted road at the entrance of the business district during a
rally in central Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed 16 people..."







 "A media person runs for cover amidst a firing between Thai
soldiers and anti-government protesters in Bangkok, Thailand,
Saturday, May 15, 2010. Thai troops faced off against die-hard
protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown
Bangkok on Saturday, following two..."







 "A man is dragged after being shot at Rama IV Street during clashes
between army soldiers and anti-government 'red shirt' supporters in
Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thailand's military will send in
reinforcements to assist troops struggling to seal an off an
encampment occupied occupied by..."







 "Thai rescue personal carry a badly wounded man during clashes
between demonstrators and security forces in Bangkok on May 15,
2010. The Thai army said Saturday it plans to move against
anti-government protesters' sprawling base in the capital if they do
not disperse, but gave no..."







 "An anti-government protester who was shot is carried away to a
hospital after clashes with soldiers in central Bangkok May 15,
2010. Thai troops fired at protesters on Saturday in a third day of
fighting on Bangkok's streets that has killed 16 people as soldiers
struggle to isolate a..."







 "An anti-government protester composes himself after witnessing a
man being shot on Saturday May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai
troops clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on
Saturday as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became
battlegrounds and authorities..."







 "A man who dropped off a stretcher after being shot, is evacuated
at Rama IV Street during clashes between army soldiers and
anti-government 'red shirt' supporters in Bangkok May 15, 2010.
Thailand's military will send in reinforcements to assist troops
struggling to seal an off an..."







 "Anti-government protesters take cover as another runs out during a
standoff with Thai soldiers at an intersection on Saturday May 15,
2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai troops clashed with protesters for a
third day in Bangkok on Saturday as streets in the center of the
Asian metropolis..."







 "An anti-government protester sits behind a barricade made out of
tires on a deserted road at the entrance of the business district
during a rally in central Bangkok May 15, 2010. Thai troops fired at
protesters on Saturday in a third day of fighting on Bangkok's
streets that has killed..."

      

Interactive EFL for Intermediate Learners by Dr. Snea Thinsan, Exercise 15

Interactive EFL for Intermediate Learners by Dr. Snea Thinsan, Exercise 15 Interactive EFL Quiz 15 ...