Thaksin supporters swarm Bangkok

Opposition activists threaten to "paralyse" Thai capital if government does not step down.

    Large parts of downtown Bangkok have turned red, where tens of thousands of opposition supporters - part of a Red  Shirt movement - are demanding the government's removal and fresh elections.

    The Red Shirts are supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra, the country's deposed prime minister, and they want political change now.

    The demonstrators have warned that they will press ahead with their agitation until their demands are met - even if it means "paralysing" Bangkok.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok, where about 50,000 troops have been deployed.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.