Thai anti-government protest leader killed in Bangkok violence
Published on Jan 26, 2014 4:28 PM
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A man identified by police as one of the leaders of anti-government protests in Thailand was shot dead on Sunday when violence erupted as demonstrators in Bangkok tried to block early voting for an election next week.
Piya Utayo, a spokesman for Thailand's national police, identified the dead man as Suthin Taratin.
"At least five other people were injured," he said.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called elections for Feb 2 in an attempt to defuse protests that have dragged on since November and which have flared occasionally into violence.