Red shirt protesters shot

21 04 2011

The attacks on red shirts appear to have (again) gone beyond the verbal and judicial. Pattaya One News reports that two red shirts “were shot and injured following an incident at the well-known Red Shirt protest site in Jomtien” on the morning of 21 April.

The attack occurred “as a team of red shirts were preparing the site for a rally which is taking place there on Saturday.” The injured were named as “Bajuab aged 49, a close friend of core red shirt leaders, was shot in his leg” and “Somshai aged 45 [who] was shot in his stomach and left leg and is currently fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit at the Pattaya Memorial Hospital.”

Witnesses said two young men “arrived on a motorbike with no license plate and opened fire, expelling 5 shots in the direction of the men. Both suspects were wearing black jackets and did not say anything prior to the shooting.”

It has been speculated that one of the shot men was an assistant to Arisman Pongruangrong.



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