Thai red-shirts protestors submit letter to U.S. Embassy

17:57, March 17, 2010      

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A Thai red-shirted demonstrator holds a bag of blood near the gate of Prime Minister's house in Bangkok, Thailand, March 17, 2010. Thailand's red-shirts demonstrators poured blood at the gate of Prime Minister's house at about 12:00 a.m. local time Wednesday after they initiated the blood-pouring tactic Tuesday at the Government House and the headquarters of the ruling Democrat Party.(Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

The red-shirted protesters dispersed from the U.S. embassy Wednesday afternoon after their leaders submitted a letter to the embassy officials, Thai media reported.

Jatuporn Promphan and other leaders met the embassy officials for about 20 minutes and came outside to tell the protesters that the embassy would not confirm the reports that former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had been eavesdropped by U.S. intelligence officials ordering certain red-shirt leaders to carry out sabotage.

Jatuporn said the embassy officials told him to find out about the reports from Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban who leaked the reports.

As a result, Jatuporn concluded that Suthep made up the story.

The anti-government movement decided to go to the embassy after it was reported that U.S. intelligence agencies warned the Thai government against possible sabotage during the red-shirts' rally.

The red-shirts movement has staged the rally in Bangkok to topple the Abhisit administration since March 12, urging the the prime minister to dissolve the parliament and to call a fresh election.

Source: Xinhua

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