Thai opposition protesters launched their attempted "shutdown" of Bangkok on Monday, occupying key intersections in the capital in an escalation of their campaign to unseat Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Anti-government demonstrators were preparing Sunday to occupy major intersections of Thailand's congested capital in what they say is an effort to shut down Bangkok, a plan that has raised fears of violence that could trigger a military coup.
Several Thai anti-government protesters were wounded after gunmen opened fire on a rally in Bangkok, authorities said Saturday, intensifying pressure on the caretaker government ahead of a planned city-wide “shutdown.”
Thousands of Thai opposition protesters marched through Bangkok on Sunday to demand the prime minister step down, in a "warm-up" for their planned occupation of the city.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's party on Saturday kicked off campaigning for February elections in the face of an opposition boycott and protester plans to “shut down” Bangkok in a bid to derail the vote.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's party is due Saturday to kick off campaigning for controversial elections boycotted by the opposition and rejected by anti-government protesters preparing to "shut down" Bangkok.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday urged a “peaceful solution” to bitter political divisions in the kingdom that have spurred sometimes bloody protests, causing the embattled premier to call snap polls.
Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer's disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade of water with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.
A gunman opened fire at an opposition rally in Thailand Saturday in a deadly attack that inflamed tensions in the politically divided kingdom, where anti-government protesters wreaked fresh havoc in election preparations.
Gunmen killed an anti-government protester and wounded two others in the Thai capital on Saturday, raising fears that the country's deepening political crisis was headed toward sustained violence on the streets of Bangkok.