Riot Police In Thailand Political Crisis 2008

A portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit is seen in the background as policemen in riot gear stand guard near the Government House in Bangkok September 4, 2008. Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said on Thursday he saw no reason for his government to resign in the face of a three-month old street campaign by opposition activists. REUTERS/Kham (THAILAND)


Riot police with shields walk near a barricade outside Government House in Bangkok August 29, 2008. Hundreds of Thai riot police climbed into the occupied compound of the prime minister’s office on Friday to deliver a court order for the eviction of protesters trying to overthrow the government. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND)


Thai soldiers, wearing riot gear, assemble for morning role call near Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. Several Thai politicians at an extended parliamentary debate on how to end anti-government protests joined demonstrators occupying the prime minister’s office in calling for his resignation, but a confident Samak Sundaravej insisted he would keep the reins of power. (This is actually border patrol police – Skyman)


Thai police keep guard outside the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, 03 September 2008. Thailand‘s capital city remains in a state of emergency after Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej declared the state of emergency on 02 September 2008, following clashes between pro-government and anti-government groups. The clashes have left so far at least one demonstrator dead and 48 others injured

Bangkok on August 27, 2008. Riot police took up positions outside Thailand‘s main government compound, where thousands of protesters camped out through the night to demand the prime minister’s resignation.
Thousands of royalist protestors stormed Thai state broadcaster NBT and the official compound of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, as part of demonstrations to try to unseat the elected seven-month-old coalition government. Hundreds of protesters climbed into Government House, waving Thai flags and yellow banners representing the monarchy before sitting on the lawn of the compound as police also opened the gates at the official complex for them, a Reuters witness said.

One Response to Riot Police In Thailand Political Crisis 2008

  1. Hiawatha says:

    Maybe the Thai should talk to the Chechen, the Greek, and the Palestinian. In the meantime,, and might make some good light reading.

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