An injured anti-government protester is wheeled on a stretcher after arriving at Rama hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
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Explosions and gunshots injured 28 people at a rally in central Bangkok Sunday, raising tensions as demonstrators prepared to launch a second week of "shutdown" protests aimed at toppling the Thai government.The capital's Erawan emergency centre confirmed the toll from two blasts followed by gunshots at Victory Monument, a major intersection held by the protesters since Monday.Protesters said the injuries were caused by blasts minutes apart.On Friday one protester died and dozens were injured in a blast at an anti-government march in the city led by firebrand protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban.Tensions in Bangkok soared following that blast, but demonstrators have vowed to continue their rallies.
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