Bangkok demonstrators consolidate protest in park

Mar 2, 2014

Bangkok demonstrators consolidate protest in park

Anti-government protesters in Thailand’s capital began settling in at a park in the center of Bangkok on Sunday, withdrawing from other sites after their numbers began to dwindle and attackers endangered their security. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban addressed the demonstrators at Lumpini Park, vowing ...

First key protest leader arrested in Thailand

Feb 10, 2014

First key protest leader arrested in Thailand

Thai police made their first arrest of a senior leader of antigovernment protests for violating the emergency law Monday as government officials promised to apprehend the movement’s other leaders, too. The arrest further heightens tensions in Thailand’s three-month-old political conflict, in which protesters seeking ...

Thai protesters lay siege to provincial offices

Jan 20, 2014

Thai protesters lay siege to provincial offices

Antigovernment protesters in Thailand besieged government offices in a dozen southern provinces on Monday as part of their campaign to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power, officials said. The move follows weeks of mass rallies in Bangkok that have sparked several bouts of ...

28 wounded in blasts at Bangkok protest site

Jan 19, 2014

28 wounded in blasts at Bangkok protest site

Two explosions shook an anti-government demonstration site in Thailand’s capital on Sunday, wounding at least 28 people in the latest violence to hit Bangkok as the nation’s increasingly volatile political crisis drags on. Police said the blasts near Victory Monument, in the north of ...

Thai protesters block roads in bid to shut capital

Jan 13, 2014

Thai protesters block roads in bid to shut capital

Antigovernment protesters seized key intersections across Thailand’s capital on Monday, blockading major roads into the heart of Bangkok’s downtown districts at the start of a renewed push to derail elections next month and overthrow the prime minister. The protesters vowed to “shut down” the ...

Thai protesters step up campaign to disrupt elections

Dec 23, 2013

Thai protesters step up campaign to disrupt elections

Thai opposition protesters on Monday stepped up their campaign to disrupt upcoming elections, trying to block candidate registrations as part of efforts to banish Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her family from politics. The main opposition Democrat Party, which has not won an elected ...

Bangkok relatively quiet as sides mull next moves

Dec 6, 2013

Bangkok relatively quiet as sides mull next moves

The truce between Thailand’s political rivals held in Bangkok on Friday amid more ceremonies honoring the king’s birthday, while the leader of the protest movement who has vowed to overthrow the government planned to announce his next move. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said earlier ...