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Thai 'Yellow Shirt' Leaders Charged for 2008 Rally

28 December 2012

Protest leaders in Thailand were indicted on Thursday for storming the prime minister’s office compound and sealing off Parliament during massive anti-government rallies in 2008. Prosecutors filed charges against leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy, or Yellow Shirts, for trespassing at Government House during an August 2008 rally, in which thousands occupied the grounds for weeks. They face charges for blockading the Parliament in an October 2008 rally that left hundreds injured. They also led a two-week seizure of Bangkok airports but have not yet been charged for that.—AP