As the political turmoil in Thailand enters its sixth week, anti-government protests in the capital spill over to the northeast with demonstrators blocking a train carrying military vehicles.
The protestors claimed on Wednesday that the confiscated military vehicles were intended to be used to suppress fellow demonstrators in the Thai capital of Bangkok. Thai authorities, however, have denied the allegation.
Tensions intensified in the country after a failed attempt by security forces to flush out protesters from other locations on April 10 erupted into the worst political violence Thailand has seen in 18 years … //
… The protesters are supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and activists that opposed the military coup ousting Thaksin in 2006. They have described the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva as illegitimate arguing that he rose to power under military pressure. (full text).