Thailand's tense political crisis spread from Bangkok to the northeast, as anti-government demonstrators blocked a train carrying military vehicles that they claimed would be used to suppress fellow protesters in the capital. The confrontation on Wednesday came as the "Red Shirt" protesters and security forces remained locked in a potentially explosive standoff in downtown Bangkok. The determined demonstrators are demanding Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva dissolve Parliament and call new elections immediately.
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Image: Anti-government demonstrators look on from behind a makeshift barricade on April 21, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand.
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