Seven injured in Thai protest shooting, capital beefs up security

Anti-government protesters have their pictures taken inside their encampment near the Democracy monument in BangkokBy Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) – Seven people were wounded after gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on anti-government protesters in Bangkok early on Saturday, heightening fears of worsening violence when protesters attempt to "shut down" the capital next week in a bid to overthrow the government. The gunmen opened fire on protesters in central Bangkok at around 2 a.m, and at least one other attack took place nearby, police said. The attack came just hours after clashes between government supporters and protesters outside Bangkok that left at least six people hurt. The incidents occurred as authorities draw up plans to deploy more than 14,000 troops and police on Bangkok's streets from Monday.

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