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9 dead, 554 hurt in 84 days of Bangkok rallies

Wisit Chuanpipatpong
The Nation

Eeighty-four days of anti-government rallying in Bangkok have seen a total of nine deaths and 554 injuries, while the authorities intercepted 44 guns and five explosives. The casualties were reported by the Erawan Emergency Medical Service Centre, as of January 20.

One reason given for the caretaker government to implement the emergency decree covering the capital and its outskirts for 60 days was the violence and weapons usage leading to deaths and injuries.

The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and its allies launched the protest on October 31, 2013, when the House passed the amnesty bill. Violent incidents broke out around the rally sites and worsened during the "Bangkok Shutdown".

A total of five M26 and RGD-5 type hand grenades were hurled at Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva's home, Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra’s Suan Pakkard Palace, the marching protesters on Banthad Thong Road, and the rally's backstage area at Victory Monument.

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