London Times
April 11, 2010

Anti-government protesters in Bangkok said they would not negotiate an end to protests in the Thai capital after at least 18 people died and 800 were injured in savage clashes between activists and soldiers overnight.

Earlier today thousands of Red Shirt protesters swarmed back into an area that had briefly been taken by government forces last night.

Bullet casings, rocks and pools of blood covered the streets as protesters showed off a pile of weapons captured from the troops, including rifles and heavy-calibre machine-gun rounds.

“There is no more negotiation. Red Shirts will never negotiate with murderers,” a key protest leader, Jatuporn Prompan, announced from a makeshift stage.

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