Thai policemen form up lines as anti-government protesters stage a rally outside the police headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
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A leader of Thailand's pro-government "Red Shirt" movement was wounded Wednesday in a shooting in the northeast, stirring tensions as opposition protesters ignored a state of emergency imposed in the capital.Local radio host Kwanchai Praipana, one of the main figures behind the Red Shirts' mass rallies in 2010 in Bangkok that ended in a bloody military crackdown, was shot in the shoulder and knee by an unidentified man, police said.While they have largely remained on the sidelines during the current protests, Red Shirt leaders have warned that their supporters could rise up if a government which they helped to elect is removed from power again.Yingluck is under intense pressure to step down after more than two months of street rallies aimed at ousting her elected government and installing an unelected "people's council". Government vows 'utmost restraint' The 60-day state of emergency hands broad powers to the security forces.
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