Protesters Move to Besieged Airports

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Anti-government protesters have reinforced their siege of Bangkok

Anti-government demonstrators prepare hot water for supporters at Suvarnabhumi airport Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat has declared a state of emergency for Thailand's airports under siege by the People's Alliance for Democracy. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Bangkok, Thailand (AP) Anti-government protesters have reinforced their siege of Bangkok's two airports as Thailand struggles with more than 300,000 stranded travelers and political paralysis.

In a switch of tactics, the people's alliance for democracy told its members occupying the Prime Minister's office compound to leave and join compatriots at the airports. The airports were seized last week in a push to oust the government. Following the call, the number of people at the two airports swelled to about 6,000.

Airlines, meanwhile, are flying dozens of empty planes out of one of Bangkok's international airports.

Some planes are being flown to protest-free airports elsewhere in Thailand so that stranded tourists, businesspeople and others can leave.

Neither the army nor Thailand's revered king has stepped in to resolve the crisis.


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