Thai protests: Dozens injured in violent clashes during march to parliament

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At least 40 people were injured, some with gunshot wounds, during a pro-democracy demonstration where protesters marching toward the Thai parliament clashed with police and royalist counter-protesters, in the worst violence since a new youth-led protest movement emerged in July. Police fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters who cut through razor-wire barricades and removed concrete barriers outside parliament. The police denied that they had opened fire with live ammunition or rubber bullets, and said they were investigating who might have used firearms. Protesters advanced on police with makeshift shields, including inflatable pool ducks. After about six hours, police pulled back and abandoned their water trucks, which the protesters mounted and sprayed with graffiti. The movement was ignited in July to put pressure on lawmakers to discuss changes to the constitution, to see the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, a former army ruler, and to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews

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