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More blood spills in Thailand

Government threatens new crackdown on Red Shirts


 

On Thursday, a leading protester in Thailand was shot through the head while speaking to journalists. The killing took place at the posh Bangkok intersection where, for months, demonstrators have gathered to demand the prime minister’s resignation. Things came to a head on Wednesday, when the rebel National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (more commonly known as the Red Shirts) ignored a government order to vacate their protest grounds. “We will fight with our bare hands. We will stay,” a party leader challenged. On Thursday, Thai officials retaliated, announcing that they would seal off roads and shut down power to the area. Things soon turned violent, and a reported 20 people were wounded. It is unclear whether Thailand’s government or military was involved in Thursday’s shooting of the Red Shirt leader.

CNN


 
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