The government denied attacking demonstrators, who have called for the ouster of the prime minister.
One person has been killed and 23 others wounded in a grenade attack Thursday against antigovernment protesters occupying the Thai prime minister's offices in Bangkok. The attack marks an escalation in violence after a six-day lull and may herald an aggressive push to dislodge members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), who seized Government House in August.
According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), the attack occurred just hours after the cremation ceremonies of Princess Galyani – the late sister of King Bhumibol Adulyadej – ended. There had been a respite in violence during the princess' six-day funeral.