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Crackdown sees several injured
Phuket Gazette/ The Nation
PHUKET: At least two policemen were reportedly shot and injured and a protester was hurt in a clash on Rajdamnoen Road.

The clash started at 11:20 when police opened fire on the protesters.

Since then, sounds of gunfire were heard now and then.

Two of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee’s key members have been arrested.

Dr Rawee Maschamadol from the People’s Army to Overthrow the Thaksin Regime was arrested a little after 8am as police successfully reclaimed the protest area around Energy Ministry. Meanwhile, Somkiat Pongpaiboon from People Assembly Reforming Thailand was arrested at Phan Fah Lilat Bridge rally site, where tear gas has been fired since 11:20am.

Nation News Agency reporters witnessed use of real ammunitions and grenades at the clash.

Police started to retreat at noon.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

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