One dead as gunman opens fire at Thai protesters
BANGKOK (AFP) - A Thai anti-government protester was killed and several others wounded after an unknown gunman opened fire on Saturday at a rally site near the government headquarters in Bangkok, emergency services said.
The pre-dawn attack follows weeks of mass anti-government protests – seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra – that have triggered bloody clashes between police and opposition demonstrators.
“The dead man is in his 30s. He was shot in the torso,” a spokesman for the city’s Erawan emergency centre said.
Police confirmed the shooting but said its forensic team was unable to access the scene of the incident, which happened where a group of protesters was camped overnight near Government House.