#AceWorldNews says that a Thai policeman was shot dead as security forces clashed with protesters during a raid to reclaim besieged government buildings in Bangkok Tuesday.
“One policeman was shot dead and four injured,” Police Lieutenant General Prawut Thavornsiri told AFP. One of the casualties was seriously injured by shrapnel from a blast.
A total of 44 people were hurt, according to the city’s Erawan emergency medical centre.
Demonstrators rejected a police demand to leave the area around the prime minister’s offices within one hour.
#AceWorldNews says according to latest reports thousands of protesters seeking to oust Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra surrounded the government’s headquarters in Bangkok on Monday, Reuters reported.
The move is seen as a defiant riposte to police efforts to begin retaking sites the protesters have been occupying for weeks.
More than 10,000 demonstrators surrounded the heavily-barricaded Government House, the prime minister’s main offices. The demonstrators also threatened to seal entrances to the complex to prevent Yingluck and other ministers from working there.
#AceWorldNews says a policeman in Bahrain has died of wounds sustained during a bomb blast at a protest marking the third anniversary of the country’s uprising, the interior minister said Saturday morning.
The two servicemen were initially hurt when an explosion hit a bus carrying them in the coastal village in Muharraq, Bahrain’s second-largest island.
Another three policemen were injured by an explosion near the village of Dih, while 38 demonstrators were injured in clashes.
The demonstrations were commemorating the 2011 unrest demanding more rights and an end to discrimination against the majority Shia community in the Sunni kingdom.
#AceWorldNews says that the Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been issued with an arrest warrant by a Venezuelan court on charges including murder and terrorism for organizing protests that resulted in the death of three people on Wednesday. President Nicolas Maduro accuses Lopez of trying to instigate violence in a bid to mount a coup.
At least three people were shot dead as violence erupted during anti-government protests in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas on Wednesday. Police clashed with violent activists and used tear gas after some 10,000 demonstrators had dispersed following a mainly peaceful rally.
#AceWorldNews says that Doctors have confirmed the death of at least two people in clashes between pro- Muslim Brotherhood activists and security forces in Egypt. Witnesses on the ground report at least 6 deaths. Dozens of others have been wounded as violence erupted in Suez, Fayoum and Cairo with protesters throwing gasoline bombs, firing bird-shot and hurling rocks, while police responded with tear gas. Authorities reported the arrest of 125 demonstrators. The unrest took place a day after a referendum on a new constitution.