Thailand on the Brink: 4 Killed and 100 Injured in Anti-Government Protests

Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police over the weekend in an attempt to unseat Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

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Four people died and more than 100 were injured as violence returned to Bangkok over the weekend. Riot police held their lines by using water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to force back thousands of protesters attempting to storm government buildings by throwing rocks and homemade explosives.

Attempts to unseat the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra appear to be entering their final phase, as protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban declared a “day of victory” on Sunday. He gave the embattled Thai Prime Minister two days to step down. Thaugsuban has since moved to an undisclosed location.

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