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Thai Red-shirts pour blood at PM's residence

2010-03-17 08:24:45 GMT2010-03-17 16:24:45 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Thai policemen are deployed in front of the ruling Democrat Party's headquarters in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, March 16, 2010. The Thai anti-government group here on Tuesday poured the blood donated earlier the day by the "red-shirts", who are staging a mass rally in an effort to topple the government. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

A Thai red-shirted demonstrator pours blood on the footpath in front of the ruling Democrat Party's headquarters in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, March 16, 2010. The Thai anti-government group here on Tuesday poured the blood donated earlier the day by the "red-shirts", who are staging a mass rally in an effort to topple the government. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

BANGKOK, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's red-shirts demonstrators poured blood at the gate of Prime Minister's house at about 12:00 a.m. local time Wednesday after they initiated the blood-pouring tactic Tuesday at the Government House and the headquarters of the ruling Democrat Party.

Soon after the blood was poured down, the red-shirted people are heading toward the U.S. Embassy to Thailand.

Ten more companies of police and soldiers were deployed on Wednesday morning to reinforce six companies of security officials at the house of the Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban also invoked the Internal Security Act (ISA) to ban demonstrations on Street Sukhumvit 31, where the Abhisit's house is situated, from March 17 to 23.

Thousands of red-shirts arrived at the street at about 11:45 a. m. local time in a heavy rain.

They were stopped by the security forces about ten metres away from Abhisit's house before they managed to break through the blockade and poured the blood at the entrance gate and inside the yard.

Some plastic bags fulled of blood and filthy stuff were also threw into the yard. One of the buildings was stained by the blood, according to the reporters at site.

The blood the red-shirts poured was donated Tuesday by red- shirted protesters. More than 300 litres, stored in 40-gallon drums, were collected.

According to Bangkok Post online, about 300 litres of blood donated by 70,000 red-shirts were splashed in front of the eight entrances to Government House Tuesday. And half an hour later, about 100 men dodged around security to the Democrat Party's building and sloshed out another 18 litres of blood.

By blood pouring, the anti-government movement want to illustrate that the government - considered by them to be the representative of the aristocratic system - functioned on the blood of the poor.

The red-shirts movement has staged the rally to topple the Abhisit administration since March 12, urging the Prime Minister to dissolve the parliament and to call a fresh election.

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