February 23, 2014 8:25 am

2 killed, 22 injured in attacks on anti-government protests in Thailand

Riot police beat an anti-government protester during a clash in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Attacks on weekend protests killed a child and left dozens injured.

AP Photo/Wally Santana

BANGKOK, Thailand – Two people have died in what appears to have been a grenade attack at an anti-government protest site in Thailand’s capital.

The Erawan emergency medical services centre says the two people killed in Sunday’s attack in central Bangkok were a 40-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy. The centre says 22 other people were injured.

On Saturday night, a 5-year-old girl was killed and about three dozen other people wounded in an attack on an anti-government rally in the eastern province of Trat.

The protesters are demanding that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra resign.

© The Associated Press, 2014

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