RED SHIRTS PROTESTERS AND TROOPS IN THAILAND
Thai troops began sealing off the encampment Thursday and have fired on militant Red Shirts, who have been fighting back with homemade explosives and rocks. Thailand's main emergency medical center says 30 people have been killed in four days of street fighting between Red Shirt protesters and troops in central Bangkok. It says 232 people have been wounded in clashes that began Thursday. Erawan Emergency Center said Sunday all those killed were civilians. The government maintains it is only targeting armed “terrorists” among the Red Shirts. The Red Shirts have been protesting since mid-March demanding the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, the dissolution of Parliament and new elections.
The casualty toll in Bangkok has risen due to the clashes between Red Shirts and security forces. When the government does not satisfy people, demonstrations start and protests turn violent; as a result, everybody suffers. We must find relief of these constant disturbances at the Lotus Feet of the Supreme Lord.