May 14th, 2010
12:05 PM ET

At least 7 dead, 101 injured in Thai anti-government clashes

A police truck burns in the background of anti-government protests in Bangkok, Thailand.

[Updated at 12:05 p.m.] At least seven people have died and 101 have been injured Friday in clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces in Bangkok, Thailand, hospital officials report.  [Updated at 9:49 a.m.] At least five people have died Friday in clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces in Bangkok, Thailand, two hospitals reported.

[Updated at 8:49 a.m.] The casualty toll in Bangkok has risen to four dead and 53 wounded in clashes between anti-government demonstrators and government security forces, emergency officials said Friday.

[Posted at 8:40 a.m.] At least two people have been killed and 42 injured in clashes in Bangkok, Thailand in the last two days, emergency officials said.

Video footage showed "at least one person lying on the floor with a severe head wound. They appear to be dead," CNN's Dan Rivers reported from Bangkok, amid "pretty fierce shooting" in parts of the city.

If confirmed, the person Rivers mentioned would make the third fatality since protests turned violent again on Thursday.

The clashes pit anti-government protesters, known as Red Shirts, against government security forces.

One person was killed and 34 injured on Friday, the Ministry of Public Health said. On Thursday, one person was killed and eight were hurt, according to the Erawan Emergency Center.

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  1. Konrakma

    To Better Tomorrow,

    You all sholuld be shameful to say that killing people for Thai king is OK. What kind of human are you?

    Let's me correct your words... This is not killing peolple for Thai King! The government is trying to bring everybody under the same law and one law only in Thailand. No one can above the law. We all need the peaceful back to our country. Then everyone can flight in court. It's OK for the protestors BUT NO TERRORISTS !

    May 16, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Wayne Lou

    I just wonder why army did not do anything in 2006 and do act now.

    May 16, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. BetterTomorrow

    To Konrakma

    Everyone outside Thailand knows that Thai court, military, government work for Thai king.

    May 16, 2010 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. ppf

    Those are royalism , they do not have their own thought.

    May 16, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. WHORU?

    Stupid fight.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Gop

    You do not have to look too hard to see what the regime ushered in by the military cue has actually achieved. falling GDP of 3% compared to Thaksin's sustained 4% growth, government debt to increase by 10% of GDP in 2009, likely more 2010 compared to Thaksin paying out the IMF. Under Thaksin schools in rural areas started to teach English and science, that has effectively been stopped by the current government. The truly amazing thing about the current situation is that the military is slaughtering people in the streets just to keep a corrupt and inept government in power against the wishes of the majority of the citizens and the world just lets it happen. Fact is, the so called elite are basically first millenna feudal lords who like to have a vast oppressed peasantry ready and willing to do their bidding and accept their place. Thaksin tried to stop that and almost lost his life for it. This is truly disgusting, if you had any doubts that the UN is a joke or that the West's commitment to spreading democracy is a sideshow, their total inaction on this tragedy should remove those doubts.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. No Colour

    Actually, I'm not in political myself as I am one of 60 Millions of Thai people who is proudly calling myself as aThai nationality. Everywhere in this world always has differences opinion (thoughts) some big some small, etc.... The problem in Thailand at the moment is occuring from a group of people who they call themselves "read shirt" gathering together less than 1% of our Thai population by setting up the topic call "democratic". But, what actually behind that topic!!!! Therefore, could you (all foreigners) please leave my country alone and DO NOT interrupt our present government decision and NEVER EVER mention my KING in any reasons. Every nations should respect each other. However, most of us (I mean most not all) think that it's time to move on, ...(they gave enough chances to them)... why we all have to suffer from them any longer!!!!! Actually from "him" any more????

    May 17, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
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