Airport Seized – Thai-language Newspapers, November 26-27, 2008

Matichon, November 26, 2008 - PAD wreaks chaos at Suvarnabhumi - Flights halt for fear possible chaos - Red and yellow violently fight - Police seize guns from PAD guard at government house - Somchai states no way to pressure him for resignation - Removal of the government is treason



Komchadluek, November 27, 2008 - Seizure of Suvarnabhumi Airport - Bomb blast downtown - PAD blockade - AOT orders flight halt - Cabinet considers emergency decree issuance - PM Somchai takes off in Chiang Mai



Krungthepturakit, November 26, 2008 - PM commands the army and police force to dispatch more security teams - Prepares to implement emergency decree - Suvarnabhumi International Airport under seizure - Blast generating turmoil downtown - Battle recurs at Viphavahadi 3 - Blast targeted at PAD stage in Don Muang injuring 2 - Army resolves: No coup to be staged - Promote peace negotiation



Thai Post, November 26, 2008 - Seizure of Suvarnabhumi Airport - Center of power in paralysis - Downtown war staged



Thairath, November 27, 2008 - Army commanders: no coup - Adding coup is not a solution - Raid to close Suvarnabhumi Airport - Wreaking chaos - Flights blockaded - Passengers frightened



Khaosod, November 27, 2008 - PAD seizes Suvarnabhumi Airport - Tension goes on - Yellow shoots red - Meeting relocated - Fleeing the mob - Cabinet moves - PM hiding



Daily News, November 26, 2008 - PPP reveals 2 ways to bring Thaksin to Thailand-MPs prepared for the possible party dissolution - Closure of Suvarnabhumi Airport by the PAD-regretful fight between yellow and red - Somkid expresses concern over Thailand’s economy - Fear for the return of crisis in the year 1997



Matichon, November 27, 2008 - Headline: (in red) Police say PAD mob aimed at wreaking violence—gun weapon seizure from PAD guard - (in black) Army commanders state do not pressure for the coup




Banmuang, November 26, 2008 - PAD aggressively moves to dispel PM
(small) – without condition—Suvarnabhumi closure—violent battle-3 motorcycle torched—Anupong insists no coup—PM Somchai to land at U-Tapao



Naewna, November 26, 2008 - Suvarnabhumi closure!

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