Thai Protesters Combine Camps as March Cancelled

"Thailand's anti-government protesters have begun consolidating their forces at one camp in the centre of Bangkok, saying they expect another crackdown. But with the onset of the three-day New Year ""Songkran"" festival, large numbers of the red-shirted protesters appeared to have left the city.The organisers have cancelled plans for a march on an army barracks.The protesters are demanding that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva dissolve parliament and call new elections. The protesters, who withstood a failed army crackdown at the weekend, have rejected the government's latest offer to dissolve parliament in six months. Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva has rejected calls to step down. "