At least three people died and many others were injured in the latest attack on an antigovernment rally at the Democracy Monument early this morning.
Police said M-79 grenades landed near the monument on the Din Sor Road side. An M16 assault rifle was also used in the attack with bullet wounds consistent with a rifle clearly identifiable on the victims’ bodies.
Witnesses told police that following the explosion, a white pickup truck sped through the Khok Wua intersection where People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) guards were posted and its passengers opened fire.
The BMA's Erawan Emergency Medical Centre later reported that 24 were wounded in the attack. They were sent to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) General Hospital and Huachiew Hospital.