State of emergency in Thailand - hug

An anti-government protester and supporter of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra hugs a soldier as others cry while pleading for soldiers not to use violence against them outside Government House in Bangkok. Thai soldiers sprayed automatic weapons fire into the air and threw tear gas to clear demonstrators blocking roads across the capital Monday in a crackdown against escalating anti-government protests roiling this Southeast Asian nation. Related story: Thailand violence claims two lives
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