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Gulskjortene fighting in the streets



Once again, Thailand's opposition took to the streets to overthrow the government. Protesters threw stones at police, who responded with tear gas.

Opposition from the royal party Pitak Siam (Siam Defence), led by retired General Boonlert Kaewprasit, tried repeatedly Saturday to break the police barricades.

But they were stopped every time - even when they sent a six-wheeled truck into the security barricade.

- A corrupt puppet
The opposition in strongly fractured political accuses Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her government of corruption and of being a puppet of his brother, ex-prime minister and corruption sentenced Thaksin Shinawatra.

And perhaps worst: She is accused of being disloyal to Thailand's royal family.

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Many of today's protesters were members of the so-called gulskjorte movement. Their protests made possible coup which was conducted by a group of generals who were close to the royal family in 2006.

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The coup was the brother of current Prime Minister overthrown. Then he is accused of, among other things corruption and sentenced in absentia because he had fled the country.

Two years later, in 2008, was gulskjortene again in the streets, fought street battles clean, occupied government offices and Bangkok's two major airports for eight days. In the midst of this turbulence, two of the Thaksin-party government ministers ousted by the courts.

Election Landslide for rødskjortene last year
The 2011 election was a landslide victory for the current Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra because of the votes from the country's poor and peasants.

The year before had her supporters, "rødskjortene," protested against the military-backed government. The actions ended in a bloodbath when the army put soldiers against protesters. 91 people were killed.

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- Our biggest concern now is that the protesters may attempt to go into the parliament and government buildings, said a police spokesman told Reuters on Saturday.

Earlier this week visited U.S. President Barack Obama Bangkok.

During the visit he praised Prime Minister Yingluck, calling her "a democratically elected prime minister who is set to democracy."