Core protest leader shot dead

Suthin Tarathin, a core protest leader, was shot dead at Wat Sri Iam in the Bang Na area, while three others were injured in an attack at a polling station in the Bang Na area of Bangkok, according to media reports.

Suthin was a leader of the People's Democratic Force to Overthrow Thaksinism (Pefot). He led a group of protesters under the People’s Democratic Reform Committee to a polling station at Wat Sri Iam in Bang Na at around 11.30am after learning that booths were still open for advance voting.

He went to negotiate with the director of the polling station who finally agreed to close down operations. Protesters then prepared to leave the station.

After the group had gone only a short distance, they saw more than 50 red-shirt supporters waiting for them, so the protesters tried to avoid them. Gunshots were fired from among the red-shirt supporters and the sound of a bomb was heard. 

In the aftermath, Suthin was found to have been shot and three others were injured. They were rushed to a nearby hospital but Suthin was pronounced dead from wounds to the head and neck. The injured protesters are described as being in a stable condition.

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Discussion 1 : 26/01/2014 at 06:05 PM
So that makes it OK?
Discussion 2 : 26/01/2014 at 05:50 PM
Doesnt matter who you support here,after watching the youtube video of this incident, I believe Thailand has now sunk to a new low...
Discussion 3 : 26/01/2014 at 05:45 PM
I studied Buddhism. I did not find that idea in the Lord's teaching
Discussion 4 : 26/01/2014 at 05:08 PM
When you have to use violence instead of arguments in a conflict, then you are brainless. There is no excuse for this killing. What a bunch of blockheads. They want to stay in power, but don't even have the brain to state their opinion. And no. I'm not a yellow shirt fan, just an observer.
Discussion 5 : 26/01/2014 at 05:01 PM
PDRC has never used guns against their opponents, only the red craps do that.
Discussion 6 : 26/01/2014 at 04:55 PM
Agree with subcoman. You reap what you sew.
Discussion 7 : 26/01/2014 at 04:52 PM
Those who live by the sword..............................
Discussion 8 : 26/01/2014 at 04:30 PM
yes, it does.
Discussion 9 : 26/01/2014 at 04:03 PM
Red Shirt mindless thugs strike again
Discussion 10 : 26/01/2014 at 03:39 PM
PTP - UDD style what can you say !!!!
Discussion 11 : 26/01/2014 at 03:31 PM
Every time this happens the situation gets nearer to the tipping point from controlled dissent into open aggression on all sides. The number of people with pent up resentments over decades is high, and all that is needed is the smokescreen of general violence to bring a great wave of anger to the forefront. The reality of this kind of warfare is brutal and indifferent to politics. It could be horrific.
Discussion 12 : 26/01/2014 at 03:28 PM
Shame on you red shirts assassins.
Discussion 13 : 26/01/2014 at 03:26 PM
The UDD, such a peace loving group. Wouldn't hurt a fly would they.

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