10 Apr '11, 4am

Thousands of anti-govt 'Red Shirts' are expected to gather in Bangkok today to mark a year since deadly clashes

Thousands of anti-govt 'Red Shirts' are expected to gather in Bangkok today to mark a year since deadly clashes

Thai anti-government 'Red Shirt' protesters shout slogans during a rally in downtown Bangkok on March 19, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP BANGKOK - TENS of thousands of anti-government 'Red Shirts' are expected to gather in Bangkok on Sunday to mark a year since deadly clashes between troops and protesters during their mass rally in the capital. Police have predicted up to 50,000 people could attend the gathering, which is set to be addressed by fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, a hero for many of the red-shirted demonstrators, via video link. Thailand, which is preparing for elections set to be held later this year, remains deeply divided following the worst civil violence in decades in April and May 2010 that left around 90 people dead, mostly civilians. Fights between the military and protesters on April 10 last year left 26 people dead and marked a violent turning point ...

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