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Grenades Explode at Political Protest in Bangkok, Thailand: One Dead, Dozens Injured


Grenades exploded Thursday night near political protests in the Thai capital, killing at least 1 and injuring 75. Authorities blamed “Red Shirt” anti-government protesters for the blasts, which set off scuffles with police.

The government has blamed the redshirts for the grenade explosions. As of April 2010, a set of new protests by Red Shirts opposition supporters have resulted in 23 deaths (both civilian and military) and over 800 injured. The Red Shirts is The National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), an anti-People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) political pressure group in Thailand.