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Day 1 – Huge Government Protest in Thailand

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., United Kingdom –
Armed protesters have tried to overthrow Thailand’s elected government by storming the prime minister’s residence and the state television channel in the …

The government in Thailand faces serious urban unrest
Economist, UK –
WHEN Thailand’s controversial former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, fled to Britain this month with his wife Potjaman, to escape corruption cases …

Forbes, NY –
LONDON – Tuesday’s violent anti-government protests in Bangkok may be putting some long-distance pressure on Thailand’s former prime minister, …

Opposition protesters storm government TV station
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
… Broadcasting Service of Thailand (NBT) today in Bangkok. Broadcasts were suspended for several hours and one of the station’s presenters was attacked. …

Samak explains the situation to foreign reporters
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
In what was billed as a damagecontrol effort, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej told a group of foreign correspondents the street protests and storming of …

Thai PM vows action as protesters besiege state offices

The demonstrators marched before dawn to the office of the state-run National Broadcasting Service of Thailand, forcing its staff to temporarily stop …

In pictures: Thailand protest
BBC News, UK –
Early on Tuesday, protesters occupied the offices of the state broadcaster National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT), at one point forcing the …

Thai protesters ‘want new coup’ (BBC)

Thai protestors storm state offices, Ireland –
In Thailand, thousands of anti-government protestors have stormed a state-run TV station and the seat of government. Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej …

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
BANGKOK: Thailand’s Prime Minister, Samak Sundaravej, has vowed to take “decisive action” to quell mass rallies in Bangkok as protesters demanding his …

Thai protesters bid to overthrow Thaksin ally
Crain’s Manchester Business, UK –
Anti-government protesters today made a concerted effort to remove Thailand’s prime minister, an ally of Manchester City Football Club owner Thaksin …, Thailand –
They have come from all over Thailand in order to participate in the demonstrations against the government. PAD has occupied several ministries and …

Huge Government Protest in Thailand
New York Times, United States –
He fled abroad but returned to Thailand in February. Ten days ago he fled again, to London from Beijing, where he was attending the Olympic Games, …

Protesters seek to unseat Thai PM (Video)
The PAD accuse Mr Samak of being an illegitimate agent of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra and who is seeking to turn Thailand into a republic. …

Thai Activists Storm PM’s office

Sky News, UK –
Thousands of anti-government protesters in Thailand have stormed Government House demanding the Prime Minister quit. The activists entered the Bangkok …

Protesters storm government offices in Thailand

International Herald Tribune, France –
Thaksin is in London, where he fled 10 days ago from Beijing, to evade prosecution in Thailand for corruption cases. He is reported to have asked for …

Thousands of protesters besiege Thai PM’s offices
Swissinfo, Switzerland –
… which accuses him of being an illegitimate proxy of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra and seeking to turn Thailand into a republic, which Samak denies. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm

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