Thailand: Protests turn violent again

Thai security forces and anti-government protesters clashed in Bangkok on 28 April. One soldier died, reportedly in a "friendly fire" incident, and at least 16 people have been injured. This month 27 people have died and almost 1,000 have been injured in the ongoing confrontations. IANSA member Fred Lubang from Nonviolence International – South East Asia said: “In order to avoid further armed violence, all parties should commit to resolving their differences through peaceful means. The army should make clear their support for the rule of law and must improve its ability to control riots without using excessive force or firing live ammunition at protesters.” Read more at