Anti government protesters sit in front of the departure terminal at Suvarnabhumi airport on Wednesday Nov. 25, 2008. The protesters are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat. (Source: Sakchai Lalit/AP)
Thai riot policemen patrol inside Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok in the early hours of Wednesday Nov. 25, 2008 after anti government protesters besieged the airport. Outbound flights at Suvarnabhumi International Airport were temporarily suspended at 9 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said, shortly before hundreds of demonstrators _ some masked and armed with metal rods _ broke through police lines and spilled into the passenger terminal.
Airport manager Serirat Prasutanon said airport authorities had tried to negotiate with the protesters "but to no avail." "For the safety for passengers, we have to stop flights out of the airport temporarily until the situation returns to normal," he said in a statement, adding that incoming flights were still operating. The anti government protesters are demanding the resignation of Thailand's Prime Minister, Somchai Wongsawat. (Source: Wason Wanichakorn/AP)