Attack pattern: Late night-time shooting aiming at PDRC security guards and Day-time bombing aiming at the protesters.
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17-19 January 2014: Attacks on Protestors
- Attack pattern: Late night-time shooting aiming at PDRC security guards and Day-time bombing aiming at the protesters.
- Many businesses including Banks, Shopping Malls, Schools and Taxi operators remain closed or shut before its normal closing time.
- Government expressed strongly to maintain the 2nd February 2014 as the election date. While no conclusion is made from its meeting without PDRC representation.
- Protestors remain determined with rally with more street marching during the weekend.
- PDRC leader announced its plan to tighten Bangkok shutdown and closure all government offices on 20th January 2014 (Monday)
- The situation concerning the People’s Democratic Reform Committee’s protests may become more violent in the coming week (next 13 days before the designated election date).
Actual Activities as it happened:
- An M26 hand grenade was thrown into the famed Suan Pakkad Palace on Si Ayutthaya Road, home of Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra, on late Thursday night. No injuries were reported.
- Two men were injured from the ping pong bomb at Lat Prao five intersection on Friday, according to an emergency medical services agency.
- PDRC rally started at 0900am from Silom on Friday.
- An explosive device was thrown at the Laksi home of People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) co-leader Issara Somchai in the early hours of Thursday.
- Anti-government protesters, led by a Buddhist monk, surrounded two government offices in Muang Thong Thani on Friday morning, reports said.
- Ratchaprasong has tighten security due to recent attacks on protestors with more sandbags and more guards
- Shopping mall closes at 2000pm.
- Eighty percent of the polled Bangkokians said they had not taken any part in the Bangkok shutdown campaign by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) between Jan 13 and 15, Nida Poll reported on Friday.
- Explosion sounds like those of giant firecrackers were heard near the Chaeng Wattana rally site at noon Friday.
- Protesters of the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT) on Friday surrounded the head office of the Export and Import Bank (Exim Bank) on Phahon Yothin road in Phaya Thai district, reports said.
- Many red-shirt people arrived on motorcycles and in vans to challenge the anti-government protesters near the Chaeng Wattana rally site.
- Army Ordnance Corps officers found an assortment of war weapons in a room of the deserted building from which a grenade was lobbed at protesters on Banthad Thong Road.
- Supreme commander Thanasak Patimaprakorn on Saturday denied a report that he is planning to stage a military coup to become the next prime minister, Than Setthakij website reported.
- Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s Erawan Emergency Medical Services Centre has announced that 40 people were injured from the bomb attack at Ban Thad Thong Roads on Friday. One of them died later at a hospital.
- The family of the protester killed in Friday’s Banthat Thong Road grenade attack has been handed one million baht financial assistance by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) with 5 million Baht from its leader.
- A scene of commotion broke out on Rama I Road in front of Soi Siam square 1 at 2.55pm Saturday when demonstrators rushed to march from the Ratchaprasong stage to the Government House.
- As of 18 January 2014, 521 accounted injured and 9 died.
- The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces appealed to both sides of the political conflict Saturday to come together and seek a solution for the country, although he admitted there was difficulty finding a neutral mediator acceptable to each group.
- A man was shot and was severely injured at the Lat Phrao rally site at 11:20 pm Saturday, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s Erawan Emergency Medical Services Centre announced.
- Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Varathep Rattanakorn insisted yesterday there was no need for the government to discuss postponing the Feb 2 poll with the Election Commission.
- Protesters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) led by Suthep Thaugsuban have begun to march from the Lat Phrao
- intersection along Phahon Yothin road to campaign for more Bangkok people to join their shutdown of Bangkok.
- Protesters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) led by Suthep Thaugsuban are marching from the Lat Phrao intersection along Phahon Yothin road to campaign for more Bangkok people to join their shutdown of the capital.
- The police have agreed to withdraw around three companies from the Government House area after being asked to leave by the anti-government protesters under the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT).
- Twenty eight were injured in a bomb explosion that occured at the Victory Monument at about 1.34pm, media reports said.
- CCTV footage has given a clear picture of the suspect responsible for Sunday afternoon’s hand grenade attack on protesters at Victory monument that left 28 people injured, police said.