Thai police crack down on protest with rubber bullets, tear fuel
Eight officers have been injured, primarily by protesters throwing fireworks, police mentioned, including that they’d made 13 arrests.
“The protesters repeatedly attacked police by throwing firecrackers, ping pong bombs, and (utilizing) slingshots,” Royal Thai Police deputy spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen instructed reporters.
Demonstrators additionally clashed with police in Bangkok on Tuesday, with 48 arrested and 9 officers injured together with one shot within the leg.
Officers used tear fuel, water cannon and rubber bullets whereas protesters retaliated with firecrackers and rocks.
Bangkok police, dealing with accusations of heavy-handedness, insist their strategy is in keeping with the regulation and urged folks to not jeopardise public well being and security.