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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai court bans use of violence against peaceful protests

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 06:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Yingluck Shinawatra’s handling of more than three months of mass opposition protests, although her government had already pledged to avoid using violence against the demonstrators. The court also ... then-premier Thaksin Shinawatra – Yingluck’s brother. In total 16 people have died and hundreds have been injured in political violence linked to the latest round of rallies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1431152/thai-court-bans-use-violence-against-protesters
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai government consider state of emergency after weekend violence

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Thai authorities are “very seriously” considering a state of emergency after a weekend of violence in the capital where protesters have been trying for more than two ... said Paul Chambers, director of research at the Institute of South East Asian Affairs in Chiang Mai, predicting a measured increase in the violence. That in turn could prompt the Election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1409649/thai-government-consider-state-emergency-after-weekend-violence
  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Gun attack on anti-government protesters in Bangkok raises fears of escalating violence

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Attack on protesters in Bangkok raises fears of escalating violence Seven people were wounded when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on anti-government protesters in Bangkok early yesterday, heightening fears of worsening violence when protesters attempt to "shut down" the capital this week in a bid to overthrow the government. The gunmen began ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1403428/gun-attack-anti-government-protesters-bangkok-raises-fears-escalating
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Roses on Thailand's front line amid hopes political violence will end

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... Thailand's government ordered police yesterday to stop confronting protesters demanding the resignation of the prime minister, raising hope that days of political violence may end, ... The government said it wanted to avoid more violence and ease tension for the birthday. "The government is still doing its job. This morning we had a cabinet meeting as usual," Deputy Prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1371844/roses-thailands-front-line-amid-hopes-political-violence-will-end
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai court gives PM more time to prepare defence in abuse of power case

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 02:08pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... a Constitutional Court spokesman, told reporters. Any judgment that removes Yingluck will escalate tension between her supporters and the anti-government protesters. Some fear an increase in violence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495064/thai-court-gives-pm-more-time-prepare-defence-abuse-power-case
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s fractious parties meet to discuss new elections

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... voting. The Southeast Asian nation has been shaken by months of political violence that has left 25 people dead and hundreds wounded, including many protesters, in grenade attacks and shootings. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1494277/thailands-fractious-parties-meet-discuss-new-elections
  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Grenade attack on Thai anti-graft office ahead of PM hearing

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:08pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... violence at the rally but provocateurs might try to stir trouble to discredit the government side,” Paradorn said. Thailand has been in crisis since former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck’s ... entered a fresh phase in November, when anti-government protesters first took to the streets, with 23 people killed during the political violence over the following months The protesters disrupted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459183/grenade-attack-thai-anti-graft-office-ahead-pm-hearing
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Yingluck Shinawatra fears violence at Bangkok rally

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 05:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Yingluck warns protests could turn violent Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday warned that violence could erupt during planned anti-government ... parliament on Wednesday, which proposes an amnesty for those involved in several bouts of political violence in Thailand since a 2006 coup toppled Thaksin. The government has already invoked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294108/thai-pm-worried-over-potential-protest-violence
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai 'red shirts' mass in Bangkok to back Yingluck Shinawatra

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... attempts to oust her through the courts. More than 3,000 police and troops were mobilised for the rally on the western outskirts of Bangkok, following months of political violence in which 24 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465554/thai-red-shirts-rally-support-embattled-pm
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    ‘Red shirts’ in Thailand practice self-defence before joining pro-government protest

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... violence lies ahead. If Yingluck falls, the red-shirts could seize official buildings and block roads in their strongholds, potentially prompting the army to act to restore order, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465137/red-shirts-thailand-practise-self-defence-joining-pro-government-protest

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