Thailand protests: red-shirts shut down Victory Monument

The latest from Bangkok: red-shirt protesters have shut down the Victory Monument area, one of the city’s busiest intersections, with parked taxis.

Here’s more from The Straits Times, The Nation, and the Bangkok Post.


Thailand protests: cabinet meeting cancelled

The BBC has the story of the day here in Bangkok: “Thailand cabinet cancels meeting“:

The Thai government has called off its weekly cabinet meeting as thousands of protesters continue to lay siege to government offices in Bangkok.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has stayed away from Government House since the demonstrations began six days ago.

Mr Abhisit is about to travel to the UK to attend the G20 summit – but opponents say his own government is so paralysed it cannot even hold meetings.

They are calling on him to resign, saying he has no legitimate power.

Mr Abhisit took office in December after a court dissolved the previous government following months of protests.

There’s more from Reuters and AP, as well.