Sept. 1: Thai protests turn violent, government declares state of
Last updated 12-31-08 at 11:42 a.m.
The People’s Alliance for Democracy laid siege to and has occupied the Government House in Thailand since Aug. 26.
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.