Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Protesters Pour Blood in Bangkok

clipped from online.wsj.com

BANGKOK—Thailand's street protesters are taking extreme measures in drawing attention to their demands on who should run their country. The newest tactics: Splattering their own blood and threatening to hurl plastic bags of their feces.

On Tuesday, antigovernment demonstrators poured several gallons of blood at the gates of Thailand's government headquarters in a symbolic sacrifice to step up their campaign for fresh elections and to bring back Thailand's ousted populist leader Thaksin Shinawatra from exile. Activists have threatened to resort next to what they call "biological weapons."

Thailand's government appears unperturbed. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva vowed again Tuesday to stay ...

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