Bangkok protests day-by-day

Bangkok protests day-by-day
# 17 May 2010 18:30 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Troops and anti-government protesters are clashing in the Thai capital, Bangkok, APA reports quoting BBC.
More than 30 people have been killed and 200 injured in five days of violence that began on Thursday.
The clashes are part of a two-month stand-off between "red-shirt" protesters and the government.
Here is an account of the key developments as they happened.
Renegade general Seh Daeng dies after being in a coma in intensive care since Thursday.
On television and in announcements over loud speakers, officials say the protest camp area is no longer safe and warn protesters to leave by 1500 (0800 GMT) or risk a jail sentence. The deadline passes unobserved.
Guests are evacuated from luxury hotels in the conflict zone - some of them are local residents who have already had to flee their homes.
The government continues to insist it is targeting "terrorists" within the red-shirt group, rather than civilians.
There are reports of the unrest spreading outside the capital despite the state of emergency now in place in 22 provinces.
A military bus is set on fire in the northern city of Chiang Mai and demonstrations are held in at least two other town in the north - a stronghold of anti-government sentiment.
The death toll rises again and a soldier is killed - the first to die since the clashes erupted on Thursday.
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