links for 2010-05-10
Monday, May 10, 2010
"Hopes of an imminent settlement in Thailand's continuing political crisis dimmed further after violence hit the capital again over the weekend and thousands of new antigovernment protesters arrived from rural areas."
"The latest crisis in Thailand's past five years of political turmoil has pushed the government into tightening already tough controls over the Internet. The Red Shirts want Abhisit to dissolve Parliament and call early elections, claiming he came to power illegitimately in December 2007 with the help of back-room deals and military pressure.
The demonstrators have been camped out on Bangkok's streets for almost two months, during which time protest-related violence has left 29 people dead and almost 1,000 hurt."