Monday, September 1, 2008

Clashes in Bangkok - one dead

Thousands of pro and anti-government demonstrators have clashed in Thailand, in the worst violence since the start of an opposition campaign to oust the prime minister, Samak Sundarajev.

At least one person was reported dead and more than thirty injured after supporters of Mr Samak tried to march on his office compound, which has been occupied for the last week by members of the opposition People's Alliance for Democracy.

Thai television showed people bleeding on the streets. Thailand's police chief, Patcharavat Wongsuwan, said he'd called in the army to help quell the unrest.