The Canadian Press

2008-11-27 | Canadians Stranded Bangkok

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Thailand's government imposed a state of emergency at Bangkok's two airports where thousands of anti-government protesters had camped out, demanding the government's ouster. Dozens of Canadians were stranded. Some of them accepted a deal worked out by the Canadian Embassy to fly out of a Bangkok-area naval base to Hong Kong aboard a commercial airliner at their own expense. Seventy-year-old Lionel Birnbom, a retired federal civil servant from Ottawa, and his wife Melanie were among the stranded. Birnbom said many of the seniors faced medical and health issues. (Anti-government demonstrators declared victory and ended their siege on December 3rd after a court decision forced the country's prime minister from office.)

Date: 2008-11-27
Placeline: BANGKOK, Thailand.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << a few people has become fairly nervous and upset but for the most part everybody's keeping their cool for working together trying to see what we can do to get out of here >>