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Thailand – Attack On Anti-Government Protesters Turns Deadly

Via: Huffington Post

Thailand Politics

Gunmen in a pickup truck attacked an anti-government protest in eastern Thailand, killing a child and wounding dozens of other people, as violence in the country’s 3-month-old political crisis spread outside the capital, officials said Sunday.

The attack took place Saturday night in Trat province, where about 500 protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra were holding a rally near food stalls where people were dining. Trat is about 300 kilometers (180 miles) east of the capital, Bangkok.

The attack was the latest in a string of protest-related violent incidents roiling Thailand over the past three months, in which at least 16 people have been killed and hundreds hurt. The protesters want Yingluck to quit to make way for an appointed interim government to implement anti-corruption reforms, but she has refused.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/23/bangkok-protests-thailand-attack_n_4843104.html

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