4 dead after Thai police clash with anti-government protesters in Bangkok

February 2014BANGKOK Thailand’s bitter political crisis intensified Tuesday as four people were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and police, and the country’s anti-corruption commission filed charges against the Prime Minister. The deadly violence erupted in the heart of Bangkok after months of protests against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra that have deepened political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation. A police officer died after he was shot in the head, and three male protesters were also killed, officials said. Sixty-four people, both police officers and protesters, were wounded in the clashes Tuesday, according to the Erawan Emergency Center, a medical unit monitoring the unrest in Thailand. Police were trying to clear demonstrators, who have been campaigning against Yingluck for months in central Bangkok. After police fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse crowds of demonstrators in the streets, people among the protesters began firing guns at police. With the two sides about 200 meters apart, police responded by firing rubber bullets and live ammunition. During the firefight, which lasted about 20 minutes, a grenade exploded near a group of police officers, knocking them to the ground. At least four of them were wounded, said Lt. Gen. Paradon Patthanathabut, the national security chief. About 6,000 demonstrators were estimated to be on the streets of the city Tuesday, Paradon said, and thousands of security personnel have been mobilized. –CNN
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2 Responses to 4 dead after Thai police clash with anti-government protesters in Bangkok

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Ok, I am under the belief that all of this is being orchestrated by somebody and it is world wide, so i believe as we had the Arab Spring, we had the organized mob here in the USA and I forget their name, the Ukraine,Greece, Spain and now Thailand.

    It could be coming from our Government, who by the way are supporting The Rebels in Syria and who are murdering Christians and who has the blood of the Saints on their hand.

  2. niebo says:

    According to GunPolicy.org, the (approximate) rate of gun ownership in Thailand is 15.6 per 100. . .

    http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/thailand

    While the same site lists the (approximate) rate of ownership in the US as 101.5 per 100:

    http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/united-states

    So . . . if it’s now “more of a gunfight than a protest” there, well, just do the math; the potential for problems here is much greater (statistically). That said, there may be an upside: if the protestors continue the fight, the toll may prove too heavy for the governments to continue their present course, and whether that leads to capitulation or escalation is anybody’s guess but WILL influence what happens here.

    LORD God, Father of Heaven, You give us water from the air and bread from the dirt, give us also strength to withstand this tribulation and help us to seek and to find refuge in the blood of the Lamb..I pray your Glory is our Hope.

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