Tuesday, 1 April 2014
PTB try to start violence in Thailand?
http://edition.presstv.ir/TextOnly/detail.aspx?id=356822 Gunmen shoot dead Thai protester Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:16:34 GMT The political crisis in Thailand deepens as a group of gunmen has shot dead an anti-government protester and injured several others in the north of the capital Bangkok, security sources say. The Thai security officials said on Tuesday that the victim was killed when gunmen fired shots at a bus and a flatbed truck carrying demonstrators. "According to our initial intelligence information, it definitely involved politics," said Paradorn Pattanatabut, a security adviser to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, adding, "It is hard to control the situation." Protesters were attacked while returning to their encampment from a demonstration at government offices. Tensions in Thailand have once again escalated since anti-government protesters took back to the streets to pressure Premier Yingluck to resign. The violence has left at least 24 dead and hundreds injured since November. Thailand held a general election on February 2 in an attempt to curb anti-government protests, which were triggered in November 2013. However, on March 21, Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled the elections disrupted by anti-government protesters invalid. The protesters say Yingluck should step down so that an unelected “people’s council” could enact reforms. Opponents also see the premier as a proxy for her elder brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, a former prime minister toppled in a coup in 2006. The ex-premier has been in self-exile since 2008 to avoid a two-year prison sentence.