Protesters Swarm Bangkok
More than 30,000 red-shirts gather for 'D-Day' attempt to oust PM
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Apr 8, 2009 5:06 AM CDT
Anti-government protesters and supporters of exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra pack the streetsnear the home of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's top adviser in Bangkok today.   (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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(Newser) – The political protests in Thailand continued to rage as some 30,000 red-shirted supporters of exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra thronged the main government offices in Bangkok, where fellow protesters have staged a sit-in for the past two weeks. Thousands more are expected for a “D-Day” push to force Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve his government and hold elections, which he has vowed not to do.