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Thai Protesters Aren't Backing Down

After a violent Saturday, Thai protesters are standing their ground. Clashes between the so-called Red Shirt rioters and Thai military claimed the lives of 21 and wounded almost 900 over the weekend, but protesters are sticking to their demands for the current leadership to step down, and for new elections to be held. Saturday's clashes marked the worst episodes of civil violence the country has seen in 20 years. While the government forces have pulled back, fearful of the situation escalating, the protesters continue to occupy various parts of the city. Jatuporn Prompan, a leader of the protesters, said: “There is no more negotiation… Although the road is rough and full of obstacles, it’s our duty to honor the dead by bringing democracy to this country.”