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Thai parliament votes on constitutional reform after night of chaos

November 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Thailand's parliament was voting on motions seeking constitutional reform on Wednesday, a day after the worst night of violence in the country's five-month protest movement saw live ammunition used for the first time and left more than 50 people injured.

(CNN)Thailand's parliament was voting on motions seeking constitutional reform on Wednesday, a day after the worst night of violence in the country's five-month protest movement saw live ammunition used for the first time and left more than 50 people injured.

As lawmakers debated charter amendments on Tuesday, protesters calling for constitutional reform rallied outside the parliament building in Bangkok, where they clashed with police and pro-monarchy groups in pitched street battles.

Police used tear gas and water cannons with chemical-laced water to disperse protesters who had cut through wire barricades that separated them from police lines outside parliament.

At least two people were shot with live rounds during the protests, police confirmed on Wednesday.

Police said one civilian was shot in the hip and a pro-democracy protester was shot in the left thigh.

Pro-democracy protesters broke through police lines and the two sides began hurling stones and debris at one another -- the worst confrontation between the two groups since the start of the protests.

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