12 Mar '11, 7pm

Thai opposition protesters stage major rally

Tens of thousands of anti-government "Red Shirts" protested in Bangkok Saturday in a major show of strength to mark a year since the start of a mass rally in the capital that turned deadly. Thailand's rival political factions are gearing up for elections expected by July, in a country still deeply divided following the worst civil violence in decades last year which left about 90 people dead, mostly civilians. Police estimated that about 35,000 red-shirted supporters joined Saturday's gathering, which was addressed by their hero, fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. "When you are ready for me to come back and serve you, I'll be ready," Thaksin told the crowd by video link from an undisclosed location overseas. "Please help the Puea Thai (opposition party) win a landslide victory and then I'll solve problems and fix the economy and bring prosperity in six months," he...

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