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Protesters accused of attacking cops on Bangkok skywalk


Police say charges are being prepared against pro-democracy protesters who attacked police officers on Bangkok’s Pathumwan Skywalk on Tuesday.

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The alleged attack came after a court on Tuesday denied bail to four leaders of the Ratsadon pro-democracy group – Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Arnon Nampa, Somyos Prueksakasemsuk and Patiwat “Bank” Saraiyam.

The court reasoned that the defendants may commit the same offence again if released.

Shortly after the court’s decision, the Ratsadon Facebook page called on its members and supporters to gather at MBK Skywalk in Bangkok’s Pathumwan district to urge the court to release the four.

National police deputy chief Piya Tawichai said this morning that the local station was collecting evidence against protesters who allegedly injured officers.

He said other protesters will be charged for violating the emergency decree and the Communicable Disease Act by gathering on the skywalk.

Published : February 10, 2021

By : THE NATION