2 anti-government protesters shot in Bangkok as German embassy accepts letter from activists

At least 2 anti-government protesters had been shot throughout yesterday’s rally in Bangkok, which culminated with activists delivering a letter to the German Embassy. (Some stories in Thai media say 3 protesters have been shot.) Protest leader Thatchapong Kaedam said the letter knowledgeable the embassy of a recent Constitutional Court verdict that dominated that 3 activists have been responsible of plotting to overthrow the monarchy. According to a Thai PBS World report, the rally representatives who delivered the letter stated an embassy official promised to provide it to the ambassador.
Treasure who had been shot haven’t been named however are understood to be a 23 yr old man and a 33 yr old. They have each been admitted to hospital. The shooting occurred outdoors the Police General Hospital as protesters were making their method from the Pathumwan intersection to the German Embassy on Sathorn Road.
Protesters started gathering on the intersection at round 3pm, after police blocked entry to the deliberate meeting level at the Democracy Monument. Activists additionally gathered at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. At around Improved :14pm, effigies of the 9 Constitutional Court judges have been hanged and burnt, in accordance with the Thai PBS World report. At four:30pm, Thatchapong led the march to the German Embassy, with activists forced to make use of different routes as police blocked entry to the Ratchaprasong intersection. Additional riot police were deployed on the Lumpini intersection but had been unable to hold again the protesters.
At around 6:25pm, the letter to the German Ambassador was learn out to activists assembled in entrance of the embassy, earlier than then being delivered to an embassy official. Thatchapong then requested protesters to disperse round 7pm..

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