'Misunderstanding' Causes Fight Among STR Protesters

(12 February) An anti-government protester has been wounded by fellow activist in a brawl caused by "misunderstanding".


The fistfight took place at 21.00 last night in a rally site maintained by the Student and People Network for Thailand′s Reform (STR), close to Gate 5 of the Government House. Gunshots were also heard in the area.
Rescue workers identified the wounded protester as Mr. Soraphong Phasuk, 37, who suffered cut wounds on his head. The man was transported to Ramatibodi Hospital. 
Mr. Nasser Yeema, a security leader of the STR, said Mr. Soraphong got in fight with another protester due to certain "misunderstanding". Mr. Soraphong was eventually stabbed by a knife, and the assailant fled the scene shortly afterward, Mr. Nasser added.
Mr. Nasser also claimed that no one was wounded by the gunfire, although rescue workers said a man with a gunshot wound was found near Gate 4 of the Government House and has been subsequently sent to hospital. 

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