Monday, 13 April 2009

14th Asean Summit Demonstration

Anti-government demonstrators storm past Thai soldiers as they force their way into the 14th Asean Summit convention hall Saturday in Pattaya, Thailand.

A Thai anti-government demonstrator carries a Thai national flag while military gather after protesters bash their way into the meeting venue of the 14th Asean summit on Saturday (11th April 2009), in Pattaya, Thailand.

Anti-government demonstrators storm through the 14th ASEAN convention hall Saturday, April 11, 2009, in Pattaya, Thailand, at the 14th ASEAN summit. Thai authorities have canceled the remainder of the summit. A Thai government officials say a summit of Asian leaders has been canceled for security reasons. The announcement Saturday came after more than 1,000 anti-government protesters smashed through glass doors to storm into the convention hall where some of the meetings were scheduled to take place.

A masked Thai anti-government demonstrator faces off with security at the meeting venue, at the 14th ASEAN summit. A Thai official says morning meetings among Asian leaders have been delayed for "reasons of safety" as thousands of anti-government protesters massed around the summit venue, disrupting traffic.

Thai anti-government protesters face off against soldiers during demonstrations.

Anti-government demonstrators brandishing weapons shout insults at government supporters.

Anti-government demonstrators brandishing weapons clash with government supporters.

Thai government supporters run from anti-government supporters just ahead of a clash during demonstrations.

Thai soldiers form a line behind razor wire.

A Thai military helicopter leaves a rooftop carrying unidentified leaders Saturday in Pattaya, Thailand, following the storming of the 14th Asean Convention Center by anti-government protesters.

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