Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Two bombs explode near Thai Ministry

BANGKOK, March 23:Thailand, two bombs have exploded outside a government building where the cabinet of prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was holding a meeting. The government moved its weekly cabinet meeting to the Health Ministry to avoid protests from the supporters of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Two bombs exploded outside the Health Ministry but no one was injured and there was only minor damage to a parked car. Inside in the meeting, the cabinet agreed to extend the Internal Security Act - which gives the military control over policing the city - until the end of the month.

The red shirts are continuing to hold protests and On Saturday, the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) mobilized about 65,000 protestors in a 17,000-vehicle caravan through Bangkok to highlight their demands that Prime Minster Abhisit Vejjajiva resign, dissolve parliament and call new elections.Abhisit responded by saying that he was open to negotiations on dissolving parliament, but talks have not begun.Protest continue to stay on the street until the government resigns an estimated 100,000 red shirts marched through Bangkok, the largest protest in the city since the red shirts rioted in April last year, leaving two dead and scores injured.

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