Grenade thrown at home of Thai Constitutional Court judgeBy AP News May 08, 2014 12:51PM UTC
UPDATE: There are reports that gunfire was heard during a rally at Lumphini Park in Bangkok today. More from The Nation.
BANGKOK (AP) — Police say a grenade was thrown at the home of a judge on Thailand’s Constitutional Court that had ousted the country’s prime minister for abuse of power.
Police Col. Kamthorn Auicharoen said Thursday that there were no casualties and that the attackers were trying to instigate a situation to further deepen the political conflict.
The headquarters of Thailand’s major commercial bank and a scientific research facility were also damaged by similar grenades overnight.
The court on Wednesday found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of abusing her power by transferring the National Security Council chief in 2011 to another position. It ruled that the transfer was carried out to benefit her politically powerful family and, therefore, violated the constitution — an accusation she has denied.