19 Feb '11, 10am

Thousands of Thai \"Red Shirts\" rally in Bangkok

BANGKOK: Thousands of Thai "Red Shirts" gathered in Bangkok on Saturday to mark nine months since a bloody crackdown on their anti-government rally and to press for the release of detained leaders. Police estimated around 8,000 protesters massed in Ratchaprasong, the retail heart of the city, and a further thousand met at Democracy Monument, both sites of bloodshed during last year's April and May demonstration. Dressed in their trademark colour and waving banners, flags and plastic clappers, the crowd cheered loudly as the movement's few key figures not detained by authorities spoke to protesters. "We came today to ask for justice for our people who died exactly nine months ago at this place," said Thida Thavornseth, leader of Red Shirt movement. "They died for our fight we will ask for justice for them from those who do not show either political responsibility or legal r...

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