6 more civilians injured after new attack on guards

6 more civilians injured after new attack on guards

BANGKOK - Bloody incidents have continued at the rally sites of anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok, with six more civilians injured yesterday afternoon.

One of the victims suffered an injured right eye while protesting in the Makkhawan-Rangsan Bridge area and, as of press time, he was still being treated at Ramathibodi Hospital.

Following the latest incident, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lt-General Camronwit Toopgrajank said he seriously wanted to catch the culprits to clear any distrust and rumours that police officers may be behind these attacks.

"The police work for Thai people and the demonstrators are also Thai people," he said.

He added that one policeman was also killed during confrontations between police and demonstrators at the Thai-Japan Stadium on Thursday, and suggested that a third party might be instigating violence.

"If you have still photos or video recordings of violent incidents, please forward them to the police. We have cash rewards for useful tip-offs," Camronwit said.

He added that up to Bt2 million (S$77,000) in donations had been given to the police to use as rewards in order to facilitate investigations.

A guard for the anti-government protesters was also killed in the gun attack at 3am on Friday.

Assoc Prof Dr Surasak Leelaudomlipi, director of the Ramathibodhi Hospital, said four protesters had been rushed to the hospital with injuries yesterday afternoon.

"They are between 18 and 26 years old. We have already allowed three of them to return home," Surasak said.

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