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The battle in Bangkok
After months of violent protests, is Thailand heading towards civil war?
Last Modified: 17 May 2010 11:39 GMT

The crisis in Thailand is taking a deadly turn as 29 people have been killed in just three days of protests by the so-called red shirts in Bangkok.

The red shirt protesters remain defiant and many provinces are under a state of emergency.

Calls by the red shirts for international mediation have been rejected and Thailand's prime minister has defended the army's crackdown.

Protesters are now claiming that Thailand is moving dangerously close to civil war. 

Inside Story, with presenter Hamish McDonald, discusses with guests Sean Boonpracong, a red shirts spokesman, Bunjob Jaronchon-wanit, a member of the Thai-DC Forum, an organisation that promotes democracy in Thailand, and Apichai Shipper, an assistant professor of political science and international relations at the University of Southern California.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Sunday, May 16, 2010.

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