Thai opposition leader was killed during a protest

Thai opposition leader was killed during a protest

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In Thailand, one of the leaders of protests Suihina Taratina (Suthin Tharatin) shot dead during an opposition action. On this January 26th, citing a statement police agency reported Reuters.

Taratin died from wounds to the head, chest and neck. His murder was preceded by anti-collision and pro-government demonstrators at a polling station in Bangkok.

In connection with the murder of another opposition leader Taratina Suthep Thaugsuban demanded that the army has taken under the protection of the protesters, writes The Bangkok Post. According to him, the military must ensure that participants of mass actions did not have weapons. Thaugsuban noted that the credibility of the police in the opposition have already lost.

At Sunday, January 26, held in Bangkok many shares related to the start of early voting in the parliamentary elections. Representatives of the opposition, who called to boycott the elections, blocked most of the polling stations in the capital.

January 28, is scheduled to meet Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra with the Election Commission. It is planned to discuss the possible transfer of elections on February 2. Thailand’s Election Commission urged to postpone the vote for six months, until the situation in the country does not become more relaxed. The Constitutional Court ruled that he had no objection to such a measure.

Opposition stands for election boycott, because victory for them is likely to get the ruling party. Protesters believe that the Prime Minister will be able to enlist the support of rural voters through populist measures. In opposition believe that power in the country should come some appointed commission that would change the constitution and the election of the new system.

Protests continue in Thailand in November 2013. Victims of mass demonstrations have become 10 people. Opposition sought the resignation of the Prime Minister, because suspected that when it is still a great influence in the country has her brother Thaksin Shinawatra. Last in 2006 was deposed as prime minister and hiding abroad.

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