(26 December) A taxi driver has been mobbed and beaten unconscious by anti-government protesters who were blocking Vibhavadi Road in Bangkok.
The protesters were sealing off both inbound and outbound roads, which connects Bangkok with Don Mueang Airport, at around 16.00 today when the taxi driver attempted to convince the protest guards to let him pass the blockade.
The man′s request was denied, and he scolded at the protesters for blocking the traffic, which greatly enraged the group of protesters nearby.
His car was vandalised by the protesters while the driver himself was mobbed and beaten. He was left bleeding on the ground for some time before rescue workers arrived at the scene and transported him to hospital.
His condition is not immediately known.
The protesters later withdrew from Vibhavadi Road and the traffic resumed as normal.
A bystander has recorded moments of the assault: