Posted by: kmgib | November 30, 2008

Riots Shut Down Thailand’s Largest Airport

Riots in Bangkok, Thailand shut down the nation’s largest airport.

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Anti-government protesters stormed Bangkok’s airports in Thailand on Wednesday, causing the airport to close and all flights to be diverted. Four people were injured after explosions at two of Bangkok’s airports. These explosions triggered the close of the country’s main international gateway, one of Asia’s largest airport hubs. Flights to Bangkok have all been diverted to near by airports.

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The first blast occurred at Bangkok’s Suvarabhumi International airport on Wednesday at five in the morning injuring one person. The second blast occurred at Thailand’s largest airport, the Bangkok Don Muang International airport at six forty in the morning wounding three people.

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Bangkok’s Don Muang’s International airport handles close to sixty thousand passengers everyday. All flights in and out of Bangkok have been canceled, and any flight that was in the air on it’s way to Bangkok has been diverted

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The storming of airports in Thailand began on Wednesday to protest the prime ministers return from an economic summit in Peru. The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) said that they will not end their occupation of the airports until Prime Minister Somchai resigns. The PAD has stormed the streets of Bangkok holding violent riots, which has taken at least on life. Gunfire was between the protesters and the Thai police. According to Thai police the protesters carrying large clubs also clashed with airport taxi drivers.

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  1. […] last week, anti-government protesters stormed Bangkok’s airports in Thailand, causing the airport to close and all flights to be diverted. Four people were injured after […]


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