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Thai anti-coup protesters briefly scuffle with soldiers

Thai anti-coup protesters briefly scuffled with soldiers after a woman blew a plastic whistle and hurled insults, Reuters reported.

Protesters against military rule and soldiers deployed to control them confront each other at Bangkok's shopping district. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Commuters take pictures of soldiers blocking the access to a pedestrian bridge. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Soldiers detain an activist during the protests in Bangkok. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

One dead, four hurt in attack on protesters in Bangkok

Riot policemen walk around during a registration of election candidates at a bus terminal centre near the Government complex in Bangkok. Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The number of people wounded in a firearm attack on Thai protesters has been updated to four, after an unidentified gunman opened fire on anti-government demonstrators.

One person was killed in the attack upon the protesters whose efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have flared into violence in recent days.


Anti-government protester 'shot dead' in Bangkok

An anti-government protester has been killed and two injured in a gun attack in the Thai capital Bangkok, according to the Associated Press.

The incident early today close to a protest site will hasten fears that the country's political crisis could lead to a serious outbreak of violence.

Anti-government protesters gather outside the house of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Credit: Reuters

The Erawan medical centre said a 31-year man was killed with wounds to his torso.

Protesters are seeking to topple prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra ahead of elections scheduled for February 2.

Read: Police officer killed in Thailand anti-government protests

Thai elections 'will go ahead' in February despite protest

Thailand's government has rejected calls to postpone the election and said the February 2 poll "will go ahead", Reuters reports citing the deputy Prime Minister.

The decision to not postpone the election comes on a day when a police officer was killed after clashing with anti-government protesters in the country's capital, Bangkok.

Police officer 'shot dead in Bangkok' during protests

A police officer has been shot dead in Bangkok, Thailand, during clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters, AFP reports.

Riot police clash with anti-government protesters. Credit: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Jongjet Aoajenpong, director of the Police General Hospital where the officer was taken for treatment told the news agency: "He was shot in his chest and brought to hospital by helicopter.

An anti-government protester runs away from teargas fired by riot police. Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

"A team of doctors tried to resuscitate him for more than half an hour."

An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister towards policemen. Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Violence broke out after protesters tried to force their way into a sports stadium in the capital, where representatives from around 30 political parties were gathered to register for February elections.


Thousands gather outside Thai government building

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered outside Government House in Bangkok calling for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her administration to resign.

Protesters gather outside the fence in front of Government House Credit: Reuters

Some protesters climbed the fences but the gathering appeared to be mostly peaceful.

A protester waves the Thai flag Credit: Reuters

Yingluck said on Saturday the police would act with restraint if people tried to occupy public buildings, including their main target, her Government House offices.

Battle in Bangkok as protesters call for PM's resignation

Street battles between protesters and police which started over the weekend in the Thai capital of Bangkok have intensified today.

The violence took place around key institutions - including the Parliament building and police headquarters - with officers using rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas against the protesters.

Protest leaders are calling for a "people's council" to be set up to run the country, but Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said today that such a move would be undemocratic.

Drone footage shows violent clashes in Bangkok

Footage taken by a drone and posted on social media shows aerial views of the violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Bangkok yesterday.

Thai police are seen using water cannon and tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds, who are attempting to launch a "people's coup" on the government.

At least two people have died as a result of the violence.

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FCO advises Britons to avoid all protests in Bangkok

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised Britons to "avoid all protests, political gatherings and demonstrations", following violent protests in the Bang Kapi district of Bangkok.

Several people have reportedly been killed during street clashes as 30,000 protesters launched a "people's coup" on the Thai government.

An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister towards police during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok. Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmeth
Thai riot police at Government House in Bangkok. Credit: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
An anti-government protester wearing national colours throws a rock during clashes with police. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
An anti-government protester sprays an unknown substance over the barricade during clashes with police. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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