Friday, April 16, 2010

Thai protester gives police the slip (knot)

Thai protester evades police by climbing down hotel on rope
An anti-government protest leader eluded police today by climbing down a hotel facade with a rope while his supporters took two officers hostage in a theatrical twist to Thailand's political crisis.

Arisman Pongruangrong's escapade at a hotel in downtown Bangkok – where police had converged to arrest holed up protest leaders – was an embarrassment for the government.