Red Shirts Quit and Leave Bangkok

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Supporters of ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra leave the Government House area while soldiers watch in Bangkok April 14, 2009. Anti-government protesters began streaming out of the grounds of Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday, ending a siege of the Thai prime minister's office that had lasted almost three weeks.

A security officer takes pictures of Thai protesters showing their ID cards before they leave the site of an anti-government rally at the premier's office, in Bangkok on April 14, 2009. Thai anti-government protesters threatened with a military offensive abandoned a three-week rally at the premier's office, pulling the kingdom back from a potentially bloody showdown in the streets.