10 Deaths, 571 Injuries During Bangkok Protests So Far

 | Tue 28 Jan 2014 09:57 ICT

CityNews – The numbers were announced yesterday, 27th January 2014, by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s medical service unit, The Erawan Centre.  

A scene of a Bangkok anti-government protest.

On Sunday 26th January, the violence led to the death of a core protest leader, Suthin Tarathin, who was shot in the head and neck. The video of his death has already become viral on Youtube, gathering over 1 million views since it was posted on Sunday.

General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced to the press that he has asked the Centre for Managing Peace and Order (CMPO) to bolster security at spots where violence may occur. It was reported that at least 13 people were injured on Sunday when trying to access safe entrances to the polling stations.

We previously reported that a state of emergency had been declared in Bangkok, starting from 22nd January and lasting for 60 days. Although this allows security forces and the police to use greater power to protect citizens and curb violence, the violence is yet to subside or cease altogether.

However, we also reported that Amnesty International is concerned about loss of life and human rights abuses in the capital, since the protests started last year. The organization calls for a full, thorough, independent investigation into all incidents which result in injuries and deaths.

And finally, here is our detailed outline of the violence during “Occupy Bangkok”.