| GEO World|
| Thai protesters ask EU to help in bloody crisis|
| Updated at: 0940 PST, Thursday, April 29, 2010|
BANGKOK: Thailand's anti-government "Red Shirt" protesters Thursday called for the European Union to send observers to Bangkok to prevent a crackdown as rival "Yellow Shirts" readied their own rally.
A day after clashes between the opposition demonstrators and troops left one soldier dead and 18 people injured, the Reds said they would go to the European Union delegation in Bangkok to ask the body to help in the crisis.
The movement which wants immediate elections released a letter it planned to submit to EU ambassador David Lipman making an "urgent request" for the body to send monitors to Bangkok to prevent another crackdown.