Gunshots and tear gas: Thai political protest leaves 40 injured

Anti-government protest leaders called an end to demonstrations on Tuesday, after several activists were wounded by gunshots and liquid tear gas sprayed by police.Bangkok’s medical centre said 41 people were being treated at hospitals following the protest, including five people with gunshot wounds.Video footage of the demonstration showed protesters yelling “get back” as the sound of apparent gunshots was heard, though it is not clear who might have fired them.Protest leader Anon Nampa told reporters that some activists were hit by rubber bullets.Bangkok’s deputy police chief, Piya Tavichai, …

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