Source Pravda.Ru

Series Blasts Take Place Near Bangkok Protest, At Least 50 Injured

An emergency center in the Thai capital says one person has been killed and more than 50 wounded in blasts near a protest site.

Anti-government demonstrators are massed in the heart Bangkok's business district, engaged in a tense standoff with troops in riot gear and rival protesters.

Four explosions detonated near the protest site on Thursday night, according to The Associated Press.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva plans to meet with emergency officials and top military leaders to discuss the explosions, said Panitan Wattanayakornn, a government spokesman.

The blasts happened near a train station where anti-government protesters known as the Red Shirts are gathered, said Col. Sansern Kaewkumnerd, spokesman for the Center for Resolutions under Emergency Situation, CNN informs.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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