Confrontations Grow Between Troops And Anti Government Protesters

05.19.10 |

Fighting between what are called "red shirt" protesters and troops in central Bangkok is intensifying. A witness to the clashes says at least two people were killed Wednesday as the military made a push to breakup the anti-government protesters. The bodies of two civilians were found on a road in the protesters encampment after troops smashed through barricades. The witness says troops fired tear gas and automatic weapons at the protesters, while armored vehicles moved in from the business district. Those vehicles stopped before reaching an area where an estimated three thousand demonstrators were gathered.