Multi-colored group clashes with red-shirts protesters in Bangkok for second day

08:32, April 23, 2010      

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Some 100 people on Thursday night clashed with the red-shirted protesters near Bangkok's main financial district after a series of bomb blasts.

The people wearing multi-colored shirts forced through the line of police to confront the red-shirted protesters at the nearby Lumpini Park around 10:45 p.m., a Xinhua reporter at the scene said. The two sides hurled bottles at each other and fired slingshots at each other.

The clashes happened just an hour after at least five bomb blasts hit Silom area, leaving at least one dead and some 100 injured. The "red-shirts" leaders have denied connection with the blasts.

This is the second day that the two sides clashed. On Wednesday night, the same group also hurled bottles and stones at the "reds- shirts" who camped near the Silom area for more than two weeks.

Sansern Kaewkamnerd spokesman for the Center for the Resolutions of Emergency Situations or CRES said in a telephone with TPBS TV that the army will not disperse the red-shirts protesters tonight.

"Initial investigation shows that the grenade were fired from Suan Lum (Night Bazaar) about one km from Silom or near the red- shirts rally site," he said. "It is not the work by the army."

Source: Xinhua


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