Hundreds of Red Shirt protesters stage protest in Bangkok

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 2, 2010 04:36

BANGKOK — Several hundred Red Shirt protesters defied a state of emergency in the Thai capital to stage a symbolic protest, with hundreds of people sprawling on the ground and chanting, "People died here!"

The demonstration Sunday at the city's Democracy Monument was peaceful, but it was the latest sign of simmering discontent since the army cracked down May 19 to disperse a sprawling anti-government protest camp and end 10 weeks of demonstrations calling for early elections.

Rolling clashes between troops and Red Shirts killed 90 people and wounded more than 1,400 in the demonstrations' final weeks.


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