political unrest

Shots Fired at Thai Protests

Gunshots were fired on Saturday among an anti-government crowd in Thailand that has set Sunday as the deadline for ousting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Two people were badly beaten by protesters in Bangkok and several people were wounded when gunshots were fired. According to the national police commissioner-general, it is unclear who fired the shots. Police have called for military backup to protect parliament and Yingluck’s office. Controversy over Yingluck’s election centers over the lingering political influence of her billionaire brother, ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.