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BANGKOK: -- Anti-Thaksin demonstrators clashed with anti-riot police in their attempt to seize the police headquarters with police firing tear gas and demonstrators retaliating with bricks, rocks, and ping pong small bombs.
The clashes at Orathai bridge close to the metropolitan police headquarters started at about 11 a.m. and dragged on until late this afternoon when a group of adult demonstrators crossed the Orathai bridge where anti-riot police were guarding Government House. They hurled rocks, bricks and ping pong bombs into lines of police but were retaliated with rock and tear gas fire.
Many demonstrators were injured by tear gas and they were seen given first aid treatment by medical soldiers.
At another protest site, demonstrators also seized a prison van and used it to drag concrete barriers with robes hooked to the barriers.
Police warned demonstrators to stop removing the barriers saying it was against the law but were ignored. Police then fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, forcing them to retreat back to their locations. The police also warned of using rubber bullets if they advanced to the barriers again.
Meanwhile the Public Health Ministry said the clashes between students of Ramkhamhaeng university and red-shirt supporters resulted Saturday and Sunday resulted in the death of three people and 71 injured.
Yesterday clashes with anti riot police also resulted in 56 demonstrators injured by tear gas.
It said total casualties in two day violence were 3 dead, 127 injured.
-- Thai PBS 2013-12-02