Thai clashes kill ten

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Anti-government protesters have clashed with security forces in the Thai capital of Bangkok in a wave of violence that has killed 10 and injured 125 people.

Troops fought back by firing live rounds at the Red Shirts, as well as rubber bullets and tear gas.

The protesters torched a bus to try and stop the army shut off all roads in and out of their camp.

The Red Shirts have taken over Bangkok’s business district for almsot two months.

They want Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to resign, arguing he has no popular mandate to govern.

The violence escalated last night when a pro-shirt general was shot and critically injured while talking to journalists.

Abhisit ordered the army to crack down on the demonstrators after they ignored a deadline to leave the area.

Their leaders have defiantly claimed they will fight to the death and are working to reinforce their stronghold.