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Sunday January 26, 2014 MYT 4:36:45 PM
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A man identified by police as one of the leaders of anti-government protests in Thailand was shot dead on Sunday when violence erupted as demonstrators in Bangkok tried to block early voting for an election next week.
Piya Utayo, a spokesman for Thailand's national police, identified the dead man as Suthin Taratin. "At least five other people were injured," he said.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called elections for February 2 in an attempt to defuse protests that have dragged on since November and which have flared occasionally into violence.
(Reporting by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Paul Tait)
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