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Clashes as Yellows, Reds Face Off in Bangkok Street

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
PHUKET: Red Shirt and Yellow Shirt demonstrators are reported to have clashed in Bangkok today with at least one pick-up damaged.

The two groups - with Red Shirts said to number 200 and Yellow Shirts with 50 protesters - confronted each other outside the Crime Suppression Division offices on Phahon Yothin road.

Bottles were thrown and the pick-up, belonging to a Red Shirt supporter, was damaged by Yellow Shirts.

The Bangkok Post reported that one of the protest groups held a sign that read 'We Love the King' while another group held a sign that said 'We Love the Prince'.

The clashes came after police summoned for questioning a former female teacher who publicly accused key Red Shirt supporter Darunee Kritbunyalai of defaming the royal institution last month.

Concerns have yet to be allayed that Bangkok could see a repetition of the 2010 violence in the streets in which 91 people were killed. Blame has yet to be apportioned.

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