Number of injured rises up to 55 in worst violence in Thailand since emergence of the protest movement

At least 55 people have been injured in Thailand in the worst violence since the emergence of the protest movement in July this year.

The development came when demonstrators marching on the Thai parliament, on November 17, clashed with the police and royalist counter-protesters. At least 55 people were hurt, said Bangkok’s Erawan Medical Center, adding at least 32 were suffering from teargas and six people had gunshot wounds. However, it did not say who might have used the firearms.

Deputy head of Bangkok police Piya Tavichai told a news conference that they tried to avoid clashes and the police tried to push back protestors from Parliament and separate them and the yellow-shirted royalist counter-protestors.

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