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

At least 2 anti-government protesters have been shot throughout yesterday’s rally in Bangkok, which culminated with activists delivering a letter to the German Embassy. (Some reports in Thai media say 3 protesters were shot.) Protest chief Thatchapong Kaedam mentioned the letter knowledgeable the embassy of a recent Constitutional Court verdict that ruled 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 mentioned an embassy official promised to give it to the ambassador.
The 2 protesters who had been shot have not been named however are understood to be a 23 12 months outdated man and a 33 year previous. They have both been admitted to hospital. Unauthorized occurred outside the Police General Hospital as protesters had been making their method from the Pathumwan intersection to the German Embassy on Sathorn Road.
Protesters began gathering on the intersection at around 3pm, after police blocked entry to the planned meeting point at the Democracy Monument. Activists additionally gathered at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. At around four:14pm, effigies of the 9 Constitutional Court judges had been hanged and burnt, according to the Thai PBS World report. At four:30pm, Thatchapong led the march to the German Embassy, with activists compelled to make use of other routes as police blocked access to the Ratchaprasong intersection. Additional riot police had been deployed at the Lumpini intersection but had been unable to carry again the protesters.
At around 6:25pm, the letter to the German Ambassador was read out to activists assembled in front of the embassy, before then being delivered to an embassy official. Thatchapong then requested protesters to disperse around 7pm..

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