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Blood Protests in Thailand Continue
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
More than 100,000 supporters of deposed Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra are protesting in Bangkok, saying they want new elections in Thailand. They also want the current Thai Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, to resign.
Thousands hurled plastic bags of their own donated blood into the residential compound of Prime Minister Abhisit. The Associated Press reports that Prime Minister Abhisit rejected the protestors' demands to dissolve Parliament. Former Prime Minister Shinawatra was ousted in a military coup for alleged corruption in 2006.
Several thousand red-shirted protestors were also gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy, saying that the current government is illegitimate.