One killed, at least 10 wounded in Thai protest

An anti-government protester waves a Thai flag after tearing down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok. Credit: Reuters
An anti-government protester waves a Thai flag after tearing down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok.
Credit: Reuters

One person was killed and at least 10 were wounded after violence flared near a Bangkok sports stadium hosting a rally by thousands of supporters of embattled Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, according to hospital staff.

At least five people received gunshot wounds and five others were injured by knives or rocks, officials at the nearby Ramkamhaeng and the Dr Panya General Hospital told Reuters.

In the same area earlier on Saturday, Reuters witnesses saw a crowd of anti-government demonstrators armed with sticks and poles attack a bus, a taxi and two men on a motorcycle, beating one of them unconscious.

They were suspected of being “red shirt” supporters of Yingluck, who protesters are seeking to overthrow.



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