Categorized | Vol 28 No 2 | 1/3-1/9

Sept. 1: Thai protests turn violent, government declares state of emergency

One person was killed and dozens were wounded in a fight between supporters of an opposition group and pro-government demonstrators. For more than a week, thousands of protesters, called People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), staged a sit-in outside the government buildings in Bangkok, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. Pro-government groups launched counterdemonstrations.

On Sept. 2, Sundaravej declared a state of emergency.

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