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Byline: The Nation.
Troops and hardline red-shirt protesters tested each other's resolve yesterday leading to violent clashes on the Vibhavadi Rangsit highway, leaving one soldier dead and at least 18 people injured.
One day after the government signalled its readiness to get tough and the red protesters suffered a rare defeat in Pathum Thani, a joint force of soldiers and police tried to stop a caravan of red-shirt protesters on their way to the same province for a new showdown.
But this time clashes occurred in the Don Muang area and the National Memorial, both located on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.
The soldier was killed after being shot in his head but it was unclear yesterday who was responsible for the death. The CNN News website reported that the …