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Thai Police Back Down After Move to Disperse Protests

Thai police moved to disperse anti-government protesters occupying key areas of Bangkok only to retreat amid fears of potential violence. Anti-government protesters are likely to be joined by hundreds of rice farmers complaining about delayed payments in a rice price support scheme.   Some 5,000 police with shields at the ready began their operation early Friday to disperse anti-government protesters occupying areas of Bangkok since late last year in a bid to force Prime Minister...

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