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Protester from Nakhon Si Thammarat shot near Chaeng Wattana rally site

A protester was shot and seriously injured while he was guarding a barrier at the Chaeng Wattana rally site late Sunday night, police said.

Pol Col Charoen Srisalak, deputy commander of the Metropolitan Police Divison 2, said Samrarn Chanthong-on, 36 a Nakhon Si Thammarat resident, was shot at around midnight.

Charoen said eyewitnesses told police that man was shot by a motorcyclist who stopped at the barrier and talked to him briefly before a gunfire was heard.

Smararn was rushed to the Mongkut Wattana Hospital and was in safe condition. He was shot by a shot gun at his left shoulder.

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