Thai protest group issues warning on new premier

The protest group that shut down airports in Thailand's capital for a week earlier this month has threatened new actions if Parliament elects a new prime minister it finds unacceptable. The statement issued Friday by the People's Alliance for Democracy comes during a period of intense politicking ahead of Monday's special session of Parliament, with contending political parties each claiming they have enough support to select the country's new leader. Even disgraced former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is in exile, will be entering the fray, with a scheduled speech by phone to followers who will gather Saturday at a Bangkok stadium.