Thai red-shirts leader pledges to fight on

15:11, May 19, 2010      

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Anti-government protesters hide behind thick smoke rising from a burning barricade at the site where they clashed with Thai troops near the Victory monument in Bangkok May 18, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

One of the red-shirtd core leaders Nutthawut Saikua appeared at the center stage of the rally site Ratchaprasong at about 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, saying he has not fled and will go on fighting in Bangkok.

He voiced his pledge after some red-shirts leaders were reported to have fled the sealed-off zone, where the troops are pushing forward to disperse the protestors.

The acting government Panitan Wattanayagorn in a televised address at 11:40 a.m. confirmed the escape of some red-shirts leaders and called for the public to provide clues to help the authorities to find them.

Source: Xinhua

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