Thai anti-gov't "red-shirts" block road in capital Bangkok

16:02, April 28, 2010      

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Several hundreds of the anti-government "red-shirt" protestors Wednesday afternoon blocked the Vibhavadi Rangsit Road in capital Bangkok.

They actually were heading to stage a rally at a market in central province Pathum Thani bordering capital Bangkok to show moral support for the "red-shirt" supporters there.

However, several hundreds of joint police-army forces are blocking the road in order to prevent the "red-shirts" from moving further to reach the targeted market.

The sound of giant fireworks was often heard from the group of the "red-shirts" who are blocking the Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.

According to Bangkok Post's website, Thai soldiers fired rubber bullets Wednesday at about 2,000 "red-shirts" protestors, at the National Memorial in Pathum Thani's Khu Khot district.

The "red-shirts", led by Kwanchai Praipana, were heading for Talad Thai marker on Phahon Yothin road in Pathum Thani's Khlong Luang district, the website said.

Their intention was to set up a road block to prevent police and soldiers from entering Bangkok via Phahon Yothin road.

The soldiers started to fire at the "red-shirts" with rubber bullets shortly before 2 p.m. (0700 GMT) while the "red-shirts" were approaching the National Memorial.

On April 26, "red-shirt" core leader Natthawut Saikua said the mobile rally would be held since the government is still attempting to disperse the "red-shirt" rally site.

Source: Xinhua


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