Red leader Gunned Down in Udon Thani

 | Thu 23 Jan 2014 13:33 ICT

CityNews — Yesterday it was reported that a red shirt leader, a man with thousands of online followers, was gunned down outside his home in Udon Thani.

Shortly after PM Yingluck Shinawattra declared emergency rule Kwanchai Praipana was shot multiple times in what police say was a politically motivated attack.
Kwanchai, who is chairman of the red-shirt Rak Udorn Group of Udon Thani province, was severely wounded in the attack. He has been outspoken during the political crisis and only on Tuesday, a day before the attack, did he say “on behalf of the 20 provinces in the northeast, that we will fight. The country will be set alight if the soldiers come out” when asked about the possibility of a military coup.
“From what we saw on CCTV, a bronze pickup truck drove by and several rounds were fired at the house,” Kowit Tharoenwattanasuk, a police colonel, told Reuters. “We believe this is a politically motivated crime.”