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Bloodshed clouds Thai new year
Celebrations overshadowed by recent deadly clashes between red shirts and troops.
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2010 17:36 GMT

Celebrations over Songkran - the Thai new year - have been overshadowed by widespread grief after 21 people were killed on Saturday in clashes between the so-called red shirts and troops in Bangkok.

Another 800 were injured on the bloody day.

For more than a month, the protesters have been demanding the resignation of the Thai government and fresh elections.

Al Jazeera's Tom Birtley reports from Bangkok.  

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