Protester shot, gunman caught

An anti-government protester was wounded by a gunshot as about 100 People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) members were rallying in front of the Army Club on Tuesday, BlueSky TV reported.

A Bangkok Post reporter confirmed that shots were heard about 2.40pm and a demonstrator was hit in the leg by a bullet.

The injured protester was sent to Ramathibodi Hospital, BlueSky reported.

The gunman was arrested by protest guards and beaten while trying to escape vengeful protesters, it said, adding that he was sent to Rajavithi Hospital.

The PDRC is holding a rally outside the club against the Feb 2 election. Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Election Commission were holding talks at the Army Club today  to decide the fate of the poll.

BlueSky TV also showed pictures of the alleged gunman's motorcycle, reporting it was registered under a policeman's name.

The channel also showed pictures of a Bang Sue motorcycle taxi queue jacket, number 15, said to have been discarded by the gunman as he fled. 

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Discussion 1 : 28/01/2014 at 06:52 PM
The guy in custody already confirmed it is a Cambodian ?
Discussion 2 : 28/01/2014 at 05:23 PM
The 'elites' must have been busy working at their jobs, or perhaps just wanting to avoid bullets.
Discussion 3 : 28/01/2014 at 03:45 PM
100 people, what a rally. Last Sunday in Khlong Samwa constituency it was 80 people, including teenagers, who blocked thousands people to exercise their right of vote, Last poll indicates that 80 % are ready to vote nationwide. It looks more and more like the exact remake of the last government of Suthep who was supposed to be "massively supported" by the Thais and was in reality by 35 % mainly in Bkk and in the South : "we are the people"...

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