Bloodshed clouds Thai new year

Celebrations overshadowed by recent deadly clashes between red shirts and troops.

    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.  

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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