BREAKING NEWS | Last night the protesters in Bangkok got into street fights with the police
Militant protesters clashed with police in Bangkok last night. Unwilling to leave at first, the protesters deployed water cannons and started firing tear gas and rubber bullets, prompting violent protesters to throw rocks and other hard objects with “ping pong bombs”.
Some protesters refused to enter the Din Daeng intersection Junction after leaders of the United Front for Thammasat declared the rally closed at 5:20 p.m. and asked all protesters to go home.
Fireworks and street fights followed, in which a police booth at Din Daeng Junction was set on fire, the deputy. Police spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Krisana Pattanacharoen, told a news conference last night that there were two groups of protesters, one of whom was simply protesting the government, while the second was on its way to spread unrest.
Additional police forces have been deployed at the Din Daeng intersection to prevent the situation from getting further out of hand. He admitted that the police had been provoked several times by the protesters. At least six police officers were injured in the fighting, according to the municipality’s Erawan Emergency Medical Service Center. Some were reportedly hit in the legs by flares.
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