Protesters clashed with police for more than 4 hours in Bangkok, 5 police officers were injured
After a battle of more than 4 hours of violence against the protesters, 5 police officers in Bangkok were injured this weekend.
General Piya Tawichai, the associate of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, says the pro-democracy group Thalu Fah gathered in front of the UN building on Ratchadamnoen Road yesterday, where the group protested peacefully for about 2 hours. At about 10 past four, the group called it quits.
Then, just before 5 p.m., a new group of youths on motorcycles reportedly drove up Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, close to the Sam Liam Din Daeng interchange. According to the Bangkok Post, the youths threw fireworks, ping pong bombs and pipe bombs at the police.
A police spokesman said other items were also thrown at the Department of the Royal Thai Army and the General Hospital for Veterans.
After throwing all kinds of explosives, riot police advanced against the demonstrators to maintain peace and order.
Police fired rubber bullets and dispersed the protesters with water cannons, a skirmish that lasted more than 4 hours. In other Thai newspapers, your news bear read that the protesters continued to throw more handmade explosives, injuring 5 officers.
Several protesters were arrested after the turbulent meeting. They were taken to Din Daeng Police Station for further legal proceedings.
Catch up on more stories here
Follow us on Facebook here