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19/05/2010 11:50am

Soldiers crouch in rows behind armoured vehicles during an  operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from  their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops and armoured  vehicles broke through barricades of tyres and staves on Wednesday in a  fresh offensive to evict thousands of anti-government protesters from  their fortified camp in central Bangkok, witnesses said.

Soldiers crouch in rows behind armoured vehicles during an operation to evict anti-government “red shirt” protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops and armoured vehicles broke through barricades of tyres and staves on Wednesday in a fresh offensive to evict thousands of anti-government protesters from their fortified camp in central Bangkok, witnesses said.

An  armoured vehicle destroys a barricade during an operation to evict  anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment  in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops and armoured vehicles broke through  barricades of tyres and staves on Wednesday in a fresh offensive to  evict thousands of anti-government protesters from their fortified camp  in central Bangkok, witnesses said.

An armoured vehicle destroys a barricade during an operation to evict anti-government “red shirt” protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops and armoured vehicles broke through barricades of tyres and staves on Wednesday in a fresh offensive to evict thousands of anti-government protesters from their fortified camp in central Bangkok, witnesses said.

An  armoured vehicle approaches a barricade during an operation to evict  anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment  in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops and armoured vehicles broke through  barricades of tyres and staves on Wednesday in a fresh offensive to  evict thousands of anti-government protesters from their fortified camp  in central Bangkok, witnesses said.

A  Thai army soldier crosses a barricade during an operation to evict  anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment  in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops and armoured vehicles broke through  barricades of tyres and staves on Wednesday in a fresh offensive to  evict thousands of anti-government protesters from their fortified camp  in central Bangkok, witnesses said.

Thai army soldiers take up positions at a barricade during an  operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from  their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops and armoured  vehicles broke through barricades of tyres and staves on Wednesday in a  fresh offensive to evict thousands of anti-government protesters from  their fortified camp in central Bangkok, witnesses said.

Thai soldiers rush an anti-government barricade near Lumpini Park  in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Two Thai armored  vehicles have toppled the tire-and-bamboo barricade of an encampment  where anti-protesters are holed up in downtown Bangkok.

Thai soldiers rush an anti-government barricade near Lumpini Park in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Two Thai armored vehicles have toppled the tire-and-bamboo barricade of an encampment where anti-protesters are holed up in downtown Bangkok.

A  Thai army soldier aims his weapon during an operation to evict  anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment  in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops and armoured vehicles broke through  barricades of tyres and staves on Wednesday in a fresh offensive to  evict thousands of anti-government protesters from their fortified camp  in central Bangkok, witnesses said.

Thai army soldiers run past an armoured vehicle and barricades  during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt"  protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops  and armoured vehicles broke through barricades of tyres and staves on  Wednesday in a fresh offensive to evict thousands of anti-government  protesters from their fortified camp in central Bangkok, witnesses  said.

Thai soldiers take up positions across from an anti-government  barricade near Lumpini Park in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday,  May 19, 2010. Two Thai armored vehicles have toppled the tire-and-bamboo  barricade of an encampment where anti-protesters are holed up in  downtown Bangkok.

Firemen douse a fire at a barricade of Lumpini Park put up by  anti-government protesters in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May  19, 2010. Thai troops opened fire Wednesday into the fortified  encampment of anti-government protesters in downtown Bangkok, ramming  armored vehicles into its tire-and-bamboo barricade in what appears to  be a final crackdown after a week of deadly clashes.

An  emergency vehicle sprays water on a burning barricade during an  operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from  their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. Thai troops and armoured  vehicles broke through barricades of tyres and staves on Wednesday in a  fresh offensive to evict thousands of anti-government protesters from  their fortified camp in central Bangkok, witnesses said.

An  anti-government barricade is seen moments after being crushed by an  armored personnel carrier at Lumpini Park in downtown Bangkok, Thailand,  Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Two Thai armored vehicles have toppled the  tire-and-bamboo barricade of an encampment where anti-protesters are  holed up in downtown Bangkok.

An anti-government barricade is seen moments after being crushed by an armored personnel carrier at Lumpini Park in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Two Thai armored vehicles have toppled the tire-and-bamboo barricade of an encampment where anti-protesters are holed up in downtown Bangkok.

Thai troops storm into Bangkok protest zone, 2 die

BANGKOK – Thai soldiers with armored vehicles stormed into a fortified anti-government encampment Wednesday in central Bangkok, breaking through bamboo barricades and killing at least two protesters in a crackdown after weeks of clashes that have killed dozens.

Once inside the protest zone, troops fired M-16 rifles at fleeing protesters and shouted, “Come out and surrender or we’ll kill you.”

An Associated Press reporter who followed the troops into the protest camp saw the bodies of two men sprawled on the ground, one with a head wound and other apparently shot in the upper body. They were the first known casualties in the assault that began before dawn Wednesday on a 1-square kilometer (3-square kilometer) stretch of downtown Bangkok that protesters have occupied for weeks.

It was not clear how many protesters were still inside the encampment. As troops entered the fringes of the area, they passed smoldering fires and hastily abandoned campsites where clothes were still hanging on laundry lines. Shoes were scattered, chairs were overturned and a huge pile of rice was covered with flies.

Government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn went on national television four hours after the crackdown began to announce it was under way, speaking first in Thai and then in English.

“The operations will continue throughout the day,” Panitan said. “We would like to reassure the citizens of Bangkok that the operations are designed to make sure we stabilize the area.”

The army action came after weeks of defiance by the protesters who are seeking to oust the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

“This is D-Day,” said one soldier when asked earlier in the day if this was the final push to clear the protest zone.

Thick black smoke from mountains of burning tires darkened the skies Wednesday, billowing over the skyscrapers of this Asian metropolis of 10 million that has descended into chaos over the last week, with at least 39 killed, most of them civilians.

The violence in Bangkok, a popular stop for tourists heading to Thailand’s world-famous beaches, has caused concern internationally and raised doubts about the stability of this Southeast Asian nation.

The so-called Red Shirt demonstrators marched into Bangkok in mid-March to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, dissolution of Parliament and immediate elections.

They created an encampment in Bangkok’s posh downtown Rajprasong district in April, surrounding themselves by a barricade of tires and bamboo spears, some of which appeared to be in flames Wednesday.

An estimated 3,000 people were believed to be inside the 1-square-mile (3-square-kilometer) protest zone, which has taken over several blocks of downtown Bangkok’s toniest shopping and tourism district.AP

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  1. tu bneran ga sich

    kaya latihan biasa da
    hehehe


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