Grenade Blast Hurts 46 Thai Protesters

PAD blames pro-government forces, says it's willing to die for cause
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2008 5:08 PM CST
Grenade Blast Hurts 46 Thai Protesters
An injured anti-government protester is attended to by colleagues after an explosion during a protest at government house Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 in Bangkok.   (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

A grenade blast at the prime minister’s compound in Bangkok has wounded 46 anti-government protesters, at least two critically, Reuters reports. A leader of the party leading the protest blamed pro-government forces for the attack, which comes as demonstrations at the Government House and Bangkok's international airport garner worldwide attention.  “If they shoot us, we'll shoot them back," said another party leader. "We will die if that makes the country better."
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