Arson attacks continue in Bangkok

12:42, May 20, 2010      

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More arsons were reported Thursday morning in Bangkok where a curfew was imposed overnight though the "red-shirts" protest was officially called an end Wendesday noon.

The Big supermarket on Rajdamri Road across from the Central World shopping center and near the "red-shirts" rally site Ratchaprasong, was torched early Thursday morning. The flame has spread to the second floor and has yet to be contained so far.

Flame in the Central World, a high-end shopping complex, is dying down after more than eight hours' burning.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration said 35 arson attacks happened in the capital from Wednesday's afternoon to Thursday morning.

Some "red-shirts" protestors refused to heed the call by their leaders Wendesday noon to end the two-month-odd rally and continued to riot across Bangkok and in some other provinces.

The Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) imposed a curfew in Bangkok and more than 20 other provinces Wendesday night to control the situation.

Source: Xinhua


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