Royal Princess Delivers Gifts To Injured Protesters

Anti-government protesters lighting fire to a red shirt worn by a pro-government protester in Ramkhamhaeng district, 30 November 2013

(3 December) A representative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has delivered gifts to protesters injured by clashes with the police in Bangkok on the princess? behalf.


Thanpuying Rawichit Suwannabuppha said HRH Sirindhorn has instructed her to follow up on the conditions of every wounded individual who is currently admitted to Ramathibodi Hospital. According to Thanpuying Rawitchit, the princess would also like to express her encouragement and blessing to the injured protesters.
The hospital has received wounded protesters from both the clashes between pro-government and anti-government protesters which erupted near Ramkhamhaeng University on 30 November, and the battles between police and the anti-government protesters around Government House over the weekend.
Thanpuying Rawichit, who also serves as deputy secretary to Her Majesty the Queen, said HRH Princess Sirindhorn is particularly concerned over the clashes around Ramkhamhaeng University as Her Royal Highness has visited the University every year to hand out diplomas to the graduates.
"I will bring the details of every injured person to report to the princess," Thanpuying Rawichit told reporters, adding that HRH Princess Sirindhorn has offered to personally pay the medical bills for any conditions of the protesters which are not covered under the national health insurance program.
According to Thanpuying Rawichit, the princess is also worried about a protester who had been shot through the stomach and is now at risk of permanent paralysed conditions. 
The clashes in Ramkhamhaeng killed at least 4 people; one has been identified as a student, and three others as members of the Redshirts protesters, who were rallying in Rajamangala Stadium.

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