Do not target medics: Medical Council
The Medical Council of Thailand slammed the police for violence against a volunteer medic at a pro-democracy demonstration on Saturday.
The council issued a statement on Monday saying people have the right to rally for their rights, but that it will not condone violent actions from either side.
The statement also called on all sides to not attack medical personnel or volunteers, medical equipment and ambulances in line with the principles of the Red Cross.
The council called on related agencies to take care of medics and give them arm bands that can separate them from other protesters. It also lauded medics for helping the injured without demanding returns.
Bottles and smoke bombs were thrown when protesters and police officers clashed on Saturday night, injuring some 25 people.
The protest calling for the release of four leaders of the anti-establishment movement started at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument, before activists marched to the City Pillar Shrine near Sanam Luang.