Policeman killed, 44 injured in clash

The Erawan Centre reports that a total of 44 injured people including police, protesters and a journalist, were sent to hospitals around 1pm Tuesday after a clash at Phan Fah Bridge.

A policeman was reported to have died in the clash. Another six policemen were injured. The rest were protesters and a foreign journalist.

The police tried to take back the protest site at Phan Fah Bridge, which has been occupied by anti-government protesters under the Dhamma Army. They took control of most the area but what sounded like gunshots and explosions were heard shortly before noon and police stepped back.

Fifteen of the injured were sent to Klang Hospital, 10 to Vichira, five to Hua Chiew and two to Ramathibodi.

Samdin Lertbut, a leading Dharma Army member, said the gunshots and explosions did not come from the protesters' site. He said he did know where they originated but confirmed that several people from both sides were found to have been injured after firing was heard.

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Discussion 1 : 18/02/2014 at 06:26 PM
@Koolbreez that does not matter! This is about people currently in Thailand. IF this people want to change something, they have to do it peacefully and democratic. Set up a party, go for election (which where offered and held already), and win. If you not can get enough people to vote for you then your program is not suitable for the majority! You have to accept this and follow what the majority of the country wants! Blocking major streets, bridges and goverment buildings with concrete and people is not peacefully nor is it democratic! Even their demands are not suitable by the law, convicted or not...
Discussion 2 : 18/02/2014 at 05:21 PM
The only convicted criminal in all this is Thaksin. His intentions are not for the betterment of Thailand. He is the only convicted criminal involved in all this, and the sooner he is arrested, and sent to jail where he belongs for at least 2 years as a convicted criminal, the sooner all this will end.
Discussion 3 : 18/02/2014 at 05:10 PM
Suthep has to end this madness. I hope the goverment stays strong. I do not say that the current goverment is good, but it is democratic elected. Suthep has to respect that. If he wants change he has to setup a program that makes people vote for it. Thats how it works! I do not like the german goverment aswell! I believe they do horrible things to this country. But it seems the democratic majority of germany want it this way. I do not like it but I respect it, and I will do my best to change the goverment in 4 years ... with legal and democratic elections!
Discussion 4 : 18/02/2014 at 04:19 PM
I am sorry for the man who died and everybody who got injured. But it is about time to take action against Suthep and his gang. Suthep causes massive damage to the Kingdom and the leaders of the PDRC are nothing less than criminals! They always were and they always will be criminals.
Discussion 5 : 18/02/2014 at 03:02 PM
Again, shots fired and confirmed not from the protesters and not from the police. Injuries on both sides and sadly a police office has died. There are other factions involved here with an agenda to accelerate violence. The more the violence, the more the PT government will state that they are the victim's. The only victims are the dead and injured and the people of Thailand. PT go away so this madness will stop...
Discussion 6 : 18/02/2014 at 01:50 PM
Now that we've ascertained that the PDRC protesters are not "non-violent".

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