Thai Military 'To Surround Red-Shirt Protesters'

"The Thai military says security forces plan to surround a protest encampment in Bangkok with armoured vehicles. A spokesman said that routes into the sprawling encampment would be closed at 1800 (1100 GMT). Protesters would be free to leave but not enter, he said. The move comes a day after the government announced and then cancelled a plan to cut off water and power supplies to the protesters. The group have been occupying key parts of the capital since 14 March. "