28 April 2010

Thailand Coming Apart? Troops Open Fire Edition...

Looks like Thai troops have gone all Kent State on the Red Shirt Protestors. "You want a red shirt?! We'll give you a red shirt!"

photo from MSNBC

Thai security forces and anti-government protesters clashed Wednesday on the outskirts of Bangkok, with troops firing both over and then directly into a crowd of Red Shirts to keep them from expanding their demonstrations. At least 16 protesters were wounded and one soldier was killed.

It was not immediately clear if the troops were shooting live ammunition or rubber bullets in the confrontation along a major road connecting Bangkok with its northern suburbs that security forces had blocked with razor wire.

There were conflicting reports about the shooting of the Thai soldier. Thai sources told NBC that the incident was likely a friendly fire accident.

By: Brant

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