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Thai Troops Use Force to Quell Protests

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posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 09:09 AM
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Thai Troops Use Force to Quell Protests


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The Thai government called in thousands of additional police troops to help bring peace to the capital, where demonstrators have snarled streets for days. A court also issued arrest warrants for several protest leaders.

The deployment of an additional 30,000 troops and police came Friday as anti-government protesters besieged a satellite transmission center just outside Bangkok. They are angry because the government cut off an opposition satellite TV broadcaster.

The army is warning it may use rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons against the protesters at the site - the first such
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posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 09:09 AM
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Thailand's crackdown may be a prelude to a police state crackdown in the United States, albeit on a larger scale.

Unless they're trying to prevent a demonstration from turning into a riot, the police and military have no justification whatsoever for suppression of free speech .

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posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 12:29 PM
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The protesters have had the right of free speach, no one has denied them that. However, they do not have the right to hijack a city cause traffic jams and close busineses. This has gone on for over a week and needs to be ended.

The security forces tried to use water cannons, tear gas to get the crowd to dispurse, when that did't work they had no alternative but to use rubber bullets, all the time whilst the UDD red shirt rentamob thugs hurled grenades and fire bombs at the security forces.

Can you imagine protesters being allowed to hijack Times Square or Londons Oxford Street for 7 days? No way would western governments allow this and the red shirts have been baying for blood, they got their wish today!

This isn't about free speach, it's about one man manipulating the poor north eastern population, by paying them 1,500 Baht a day and a promise of 200,000 Baht when he returns to Thailand as their saviour and becomes prime minister again.

The people of Bangkok are fed up and want the security forces to end this hijacking of their city. Today I saw several fights between locals and red shirts on Bangkok's streets. The red shirts had brought traffic to a standstill and took their protest all along Sukhumvit Road, right up to soi 11 causing chaos.

Ignorant thugs, paid to protest, there fed by lies and led by cowards.



 
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