BBC News - Deadly clashes as police besiege Bangkok protesters
Thai forces in Bangkok have fired live rounds after surrounding a fortified protesters' camp amid clashes that left at least two people dead.
Embassies were closed as protesters set fire to a police bus and shot fireworks at troops, who also responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.
correspondent says the area is like a war zone with troops firing into a park as a helicopter circled above.
The demonstrators want the prime minister to resign and call elections.
Many of the so-called red-shirt protesters support former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup.