Thailand Politics

A giant Thai flag is waved by a man, not seen, over anti-government protesters and supporters of exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra at the Victory monument intersection during a protest in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, April 9, 2009. Protesters paralyzed traffic in parts of Thailand’s capital Thursday and threatened to shift their massive anti-government rally to the seaside East Asia Summit, as authorities assured the 15 heads of state expected to attend this weekend that they will be safe. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)