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Thailand protests: Soldier killed as troops fire warning shots at red-shirts

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

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Greg Lowe in Bangkok and Mark Tran

ONE THAI SOLDIER has died in clashes north of Bangkok between troops and red-shirted anti-government protesters agitating for the dissolution of parliament.

A Reuters photographer said the soldier was shot through his helmet as troops and riot police tried to stop a convoy of up to 2,000 red-shirts on pickup trucks and motorcycles who had left central Bangkok in to stage protests outside the capital. Read more…

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