Protests Ground Bangkok Flights

Demonstrators swarm airport to stop PM from returning
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2008 12:02 PM CST
Protests Ground Bangkok Flights
Protesters block the entrance to Suvarnabhumi International Airport.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Anti-government protesters have stormed the terminals of Bangkok's main airport, forcing all flights to be canceled or diverted, in an attempt to stop the prime minister from returning home from an international summit, the Telegraph reports. Police—instructed not to use force—say they could do little to stop the thousands of monarchist supporters, some armed with golf clubs and wooden sticks. (Read more Bangkok stories.)

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