Update: 2 pro-govt reds, 1 anti-govt killed [PIC]

Two pro-government red-shirt supporters were shot dead on Sunday early morning while 45 were reportedly injured from the clashes between the pro and anti-government protesters on Ramkhamhaeng road. The former victim who was killed by bullet was reportedly a Ramkhamhaeng University student. This added to the total death toll of three people. 
 
At about one am of Sunday, an unidentified red-shirt guard was shot dead in the head in Soi Ramkhamhaeng 24 where the clashes between the red-shirt guards and pro-government Ramkhamhaeng student took place. The bullet hit his head through the helmet. He reportedly died immediately at the scene. 
 
An unidentified red-shirt guard was shot dead in the head in Soi Ramkhamhaeng 24 at about one am of Sunday
 
The helmet of the killed red-shirt guard showing that he was shot at the head.
 
Another victim was identified as Wiroj Kemnak, 43, who was shot dead at his left chest. The incident occurred around five am when the situation on Ramkhamhaeg road was relatively calm and some red-shirts were leaving the Rajamangala stadium. He was shot inside the compound of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) where the red-shirt rally took place.
 
Wiroj Kemnak, 43, who was shot dead at his left chest about five am of Sunday. The body was kept in a red-shirt tent around the stadium. 
 
Earlier on Saturday night Taweesak Phokaew, 21, was hit by a bullet under his ribcage during confrontation between the two groups on Ramkhamhaeng road in front of the SAT compound. He was reportedly one of the university students. 
 
At about 11 am of Sunday, the Facebook page "Policespokesman," believed to be the official Facebook page of a spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, revealed that two people were killed while 45 others were injured from incidents in front of Rajamangala Stadium on Ramkhamhaeng Road from Saturday evening to Sunday morning. 
 

Advertisements

Since 2007, Prachatai English has been covering underreported issues in Thailand, especially about democratization and human rights, despite the risk and pressure from the law and the authorities. However, with only 2 full-time reporters and increasing annual operating costs, keeping our work going is a challenge. Your support will ensure we stay a professional media source and be able to expand our team to meet the challenges and deliver timely and in-depth reporting.

• Simple steps to support Prachatai English

1. Bank transfer to account “โครงการหนังสือพิมพ์อินเทอร์เน็ต ประชาไท” or “Prachatai Online Newspaper” 091-0-21689-4, Krungthai Bank

2. Or, Transfer money via Paypal, to e-mail address: service@prachatai.com, please leave a comment on the transaction as “For Prachatai English”