A Red Shirt supporter of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra sits next to coffins during a memorial ceremony for the victims of clashes between protesters and Thai security forces near Democracy Monument on April 11, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai security forces launched a crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bangkok yesterday using tear gas and rubber bullets, sparking violent clashes. Protestors responded in kind hurling petrol bombs and grenades. The death toll from the clashes has climbed to 20 including 4 soldiers, with more than 800 people injured. Government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn claimed live rounds were not fired against protestors but a Reuters journalist, Hiro Muramoto was shot dead during clashes last night.
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