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Sporadic clashes continue in Bangkok

05-20-2010 13:17 BJT

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Sporadic clashes between Thai troops and some remaining red-shirt protesters are still occurring, one day after an army operation to disperse them.

Troops fired into the air on Thursday as they approached a temple in Bangkok where up to one-thousand protesters had sought shelter.

A Reuters reporter said there were at least six bodies at the site. Meanwhile, fire crews are working to put out fires, as plumes of smoke can still be seen.

A spokesman for Bangkok's governor says there were 31 fires as of Thursday morning, around half at banks.

An overnight curfew was lifted at 6 am in Bangkok and 23 other provinces. But many more security measures are still in place.

With the top Red Shirt leaders in custody, it is unclear what the next move will be for the protesters.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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