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The Thai army has designated an area of Bangkok as a "live firing zone" in a warning to protesters on a third day of violence that has killed at least 16.
"No entry" signs have been put up near a barricaded camp where the protesters, who want the prime minister to resign, have been based since March.
Authorities have ruled out negotiations with the red-shirt protesters.
Army snipers have been accused of targeting protesters...
...The spiralling violence, which has moved from street to street over the past three days, has raised concerns that Thailand is heading towards civil war.
"The situation right now is getting closer to civil war every minute," a protest leader, Jatuporn Prompan, said. "We have to fight on. The leaders shouldn't even think about retreat when our brothers are ready to fight on."
...The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, expressed concern over "the rapidly mounting tensions and violence". A spokesman said in a statement: "He strongly encourages them to urgently return to dialogue in order to de-escalate the situation and resolve matters peacefully."
...The government said yesterday that it would restore order "in the next few days" but a source close to the army chief, Anupong Paochinda, said the conflict was "unlikely to end quickly".
"I am not scared," Sanae Promman, a 37-year-old protester, told Reuters. "Some of my friends have left because they are scared but many are still here to fight. We will fight until we die if we must."
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
reply to post by Bosko
You care more about 'crippling the economy' than the loss of precious unarmed human lives who is only begging for better care and concern?????!!!!!