One police officer, 3 male protesters killed in protests against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

By Alicia Mayle,

Four people died on Tuesday in Bangkok after clashes between anti-government protesters and police intensified over different viewpoints of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

In an attempt to calm down the situation and to disperse rioters, police fired tear gas into the crowd. However, protesters started to fire guns back at them.

According to CNN, the Erawan Emergency Center, a medical unit monitoring the unrest in Thailand, said 64 people, including both cops and protesters, were injured in the clash. One police officer, who was shot in the head, and three male protesters were killed.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission is putting a case together against Prime Minister Shinawatra after the agency accused her of improperly handling an expensive rice subsidy scheme, which was widely suspected of being susceptible to corruption, according to the Associated Press.

The Prime Minster will be brought in to formally hear the charges brought against her on February 27. If the case goes to Senate, she will no longer perform her official duties, and will be impeached.

In 2006, her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was accused of corruption and was kicked out.

Protesters want to implement an unelected people’s council so that corruption can be stopped.



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