Thousands of Thai military and police forces were deployed on Monday to secure Bangkok's business district in order to prevent the red-shirted anti-government protesters to occupy the area. The demonstrators, however, changed their plans after they saw troops stationed on Silom Road, with some soldiers armed with assault rifles, shotguns and pistols on guard, as the Thai government were preparing for a crackdown.
According to the latest update by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's Erawan Emergency Medical Centre, 18 killed, including 4 soldiers, and 678 injured in street battles between Thai security forces and red-shirted anti-government protesters, as troops attempted to disperse a crowd of several thousands in the Thai capital on Saturday.
People's Channel (PTV), affiliated with the red-shirted anti-government protesters in Thailand, was removed from air again on Friday, following the supporters of the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) had stormed the satellite earth station of Thaicom and forced the authorities to reverse an earlier decision to suspend broadcast.
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