At least three injured in clash between red shirts, PDRC protesters at Lak Si
February 01, 2014 00:00
At least three, including a reporter, were injured in a confrontation between red-shirt people and protesters led by the People's Democratic Reform Committee outside the Lak Si district office Saturday afternoon.
The confrontation happened after Luangpu Puttha Issara, a monk who leads the rally at the Chaeng Wattana, led protesters to surround the Lak Si district office to prevent the transport of ballots and ballot boxes from the office to polling stations.
While the PDRC protesters were rallying there, hardline red-shirt leader Wutthipong Kachatham or Ko Tee led some 200 red shirts to confront the protesters.
Nation Channel reported that explosion sounds were heard four times while the two sides were about 800 metres away from each other. The sounds were believed to come from giant firecrackers.
One of the injured was Jirawat Sukanon, reporter of Daily News newspaper. He was wounds at mouth and nose from giant firecrackers.