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Clashes with red shirt protesters create ‘war zone’ in downtown Bangkok

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Red shirt protesters clashed with Bangkok police after a renegade general who supported the opposition was shot Thursday. Two months of violence have now killed 34 people.

Red shirt protesters clashed with Bangkok police after a renegade general who supported the opposition was shot Thursday. Two months of violence have now killed 34 people.

The latest wave of violence began after a renegade Thai general who was supporting the red shirts was shot in the head Thursday night, after Thai military forces surrounded the so-called “red shirt” antigovernment protesters’ camp in the heart of Bangkok in an attempt to seal it off and prevent reinforcements from entering.

Protesters allege that a Thai Army sniper tried to assassinate Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdipol, a vocal critic of the government. Military officials deny that they had any involvement in the shooting. Sawasdipol, meanwhile, remains in critical condition.

The Christian Science Monitor


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