Gunfire On PCAD Tollway Convoy Kills 1

(1 April) Unidentified assailants opened fire on anti-government demonstrators' motorised convoy in Nonthaburi province today, killing one protester.

Three other protesters were wounded by the gunfire, which erupted as supporters of People's Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD) were marching on Ngam Wong Wan Expressway at around 14.30.

The protesters were returning from a Government Complex on Chaeng Wattana Road, where hundreds of PCAD supporters remain encamped, to their site near Government House in Bangkok.

Protesters showed reporters bullet holes on a bus in their convoy. 

The name of the deceased protester has not been released. It is understood that a total of four people were shot, 2 men and 2 women.

PCAD protest sites and marches have frequently come under gunfire and grenade attacks since their "Occupy Bangkok" campaign began in January, claiming many lives. The police have been heavily criticised for failing to arrest or prosecute the perpetrators in these attacks.


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