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Shots heard at clash of Thai political protesters

November 30, 2013
Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — Gunshots have been heard at the scene of clashes between government supporters and foes as violence took hold for the first time in a week of demonstrations against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

It was not immediately known who fired the shots or whether anyone was injured. The shooting occurred after dark Saturday night following scattered violence involving government opponents waylaying and beating several people they believed were going to a rally at a stadium of "Red Shirt" government supporters.

Police earlier said they had the situation under control.

The protesters have for the past week occupied or besieged government offices in what they describe as a civil disobedience campaign. They have vowed to seize the prime minister's offices on Sunday.



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