Red Shirts Tear Down a Barricade
17 images Created 1 May 2010
The Red Shirts tore down one of their barricades in the Sala Daeng Intersection in Bangkok Friday. What at first seemed like a step forward took a step back when they rebuilt the barricade a few hours later. The barricade was moved far enough back to allow ambulance access to King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, a large hospital at the intersection. Many of the patients in the hospital have been moved to other hospitals because a group of Red Shirts entered the hospital Thursday looking for Thai security personnel, who were not in the hospital. The stand off between the Red Shirts and the government started in early March and enters its third month in May. The Red Shirts continue to call for Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to step down and dissolve parliament and demand the return of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.