street fights were at one step closer to start a
true Thailand civil war as many of the newspapers
informed. In the centre of the Bangkok capital, the
gun shots could be heard in the 2010 spring when at
least 35 persons lost their lives. According to the
press, among the victims was a leader of the Red
Shirts, from opposition.
officer who changed the camp, the general Khatthiya
Sawasdiphol, was perceived as a military counsellor
of the demonstrators.
killed while he gave an interview, probably by an
elite shooter. Deutsche Welle informed that the fast
resolving of the conflict from Thailand it doesn’t
seem to be possible. The
Bangkok government refused the Red Shirts’
negotiation offer because of the many conditions
related to this.
opponents of the regime asked for the leaving of the
necessity situation and the army’s withdraw,
proposing for negotiations under the ONU’s aegis. The government’s
spokesman, Panitan Wattanayagorn declared that this is an
intern problem, which Thailand will resolve it by itself.
The responsible declared that the government rejects the
demonstrators’ mediation demands from the United Nations.
said that none of the Thai governments allowed the
external intervention in the country’s internal
problems. He said that the government can resolve
the problems and is ready to listen to what the
adverse part has to say. Meanwhile, the street
fights continued in the capital’s downtown. In many
places, around the barricades, the shots exchange
between soldiers and demonstrators continued.
number of the dead people grew to 33 and about other
300 persons being wounded. Despite the protests
which led to the government’s change in 2008 and the
2006 coup d’ etat, Thailand was a country considered
to be relatively politically stable.
conflict between the ex-premier, Thaksin Shinawat,
over thrown for power in 2006 and run away from
country, took a new turn in March when the supreme
court of justice decided to confiscate about $1
billion from its personal fortune,
since 2006. After one week, thousands of Red Shirts came and
asked no more and no less than the government’s dismissal.
the prime- minister (Abhisit Vejjajiva) accepted a
dialogue with them, after two days they withdrew and
refused any negotiation. The first firm evacuation
attempt followed, on April 10. In the moment when
the soldiers got closer to the demonstrators, they
were attacked with Molotov cocktails and real
bullets were shot on them.
riposted accordingly and the final result was: 25
dead persons- 19 demonstrators, 5 soldiers and a
Japanese reporter. The Govern gave up on continuing
in the same note and left them on their places. The
international mass media presented many times these
problems in a wrong way, like the Red Shirt would be
the Govern’ s victims.
That led to the
army and police’ s fear of acting with firmness in order to
not make enemies from the international public opinion and
from a part of the population.