Thailand's leader warned violence was on the rise after three days of rolling street battles in the heart of Bangkok and hinted Sunday that a curfew may be imposed on the sprawling metropolis of more than 10 million people.
Schools were also ordered shut Monday due to the violence that has killed 25 people since a military operation began Thursday to seal off a 1-square-mile protest camp occupied for weeks by anti-government demonstrators demanding early elections.
Speaking on his weekly television program, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva insisted that the military operation to quell protests was the answer in ending the country's two-month-long crisis.
"Overall, I insist the best way to prevent losses is to stop the protest. The protest creates conditions for violence to occur. We do realize at the moment that the role of armed groups is increasing each day," he said. [...]
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