Monday, March 15, 2010

Noon deadline in Bangkok, Red Shirt protesters vow widespread disruption

Having surveyed numerous reports, Bangkok Pundit estimates that between 150-200,000 protesters have flooded the streets of Bangkok.

Thai PM Abhisit went on national television an hour ago and rejected a Red Shirt ultimatum that he dissolve parliament by 05:00 GMT (12pm BKK time, 01:00am NYC time).

The protesters are surrounding the army base on the outskirts of the city where the prime minister is holding out, and they are preparing to meet the passing of the deadline with new measures.  What will the next stage of the protest look like?

On the streets of Bangkok, these bloggers are answering that question.

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