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    Posted May 19, 2010 by
    Bangkok, Thailand
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    Crisis in Bangkok

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    Red Shirt anti-government protesters scream and  burst into tears as their leaders announce to the crowd their surrender  in downtown Bangkok on May 19, 2010.


    Earlier today, soldiers from the Thai  Army broke down barricades and entered the fortified camp occupied by  anti-government Red Shirt protesters for the past several weeks in  downtown Bangkok. Several clashes took place, and Red Shirt leaders  announced to their followers that they were surrendering to police as  the soldiers approached. Many protesters dispersed, but some continued  to battle with grenades, guns, slingshots and fire, setting as many as  20 locations ablaze in central Bangkok. At this stage, it is unclear how  many have been killed or injured, but at least five are known to have  died, with dozens more injured. Thai authorities have imposed a curfew  as they battle fires, process detainees and clear the rest of the Red  Shirt encampment.


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