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In pictures: Bangkok clashes

PAD supporter fires at pro-government activitists in Bangkok, whilst another holds up a picture of the king (Image courtesy of TPBS)

Protesters opposed to Thailand's government have opened fire on rivals in Bangkok. Eleven people were reportedly injured.

PAD supporter at a rally at Don Muang Airport

The violence followed a blockade by the opposition People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) on the road to the old Don Muang Airport.

PAD supporter at a rally at Don Muang Airport

The PAD said on Sunday it had begun a "final battle" to topple PM Somchai Wongsawat. He is accused of corruption and of being hostile to the country's monarchy.

PAD supporters inside Suvarnabhumi airport

Hundreds of PAD activists also stormed Bangkok's main international airport, forcing authorities to suspend outgoing flights.

Anti-government protesters are transported in a truck toward to Suvarnabhumi airport

Correspondents say the demonstrators may be hoping to stop Mr Somchai returning from a summit in Peru.

Police inspect motorbikes set alight by anti-government protesters in Bangkok

But the prime minister seems calm, telling reporters in Lima, Peru, that anyone wanting to resist the government was "attempting a rebellion".

PAD protest outside the government's temporary office at Don Mueang Airport

Thailand has been gripped by political instability since PAD supporters began occupying and besieging official buildings in late August.



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