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Policeman dies during pro-democracy protest, 32 injured in clashes


A policeman died and 32 people were injured in clashes between police and pro-democracy activists on Sunday during the march organised by the Restart Democracy group in Bangkok.

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Police Lt-Colonel Wiwat Seritsanit, a deputy inspector at Thammasala Police Station, died in the emergency room of Rajavithi Hospital after suffering a heart attack during duty.

Erawan Emergency Medical service centre said on Monday that 33 people -- 23 officers and 10 protesters -- were admitted to hospitals after the rally in front of the 1st Infantry Regiment on Sunday.

The centre said 22 people were admitted to Police General Hospital, 7 to Rajavithi Hospital, 2 people were sent to Ramathibodi Hospital and one each to Rama IX Hospital and Chulalongkorn Hospital.

Published : March 01, 2021

By : The Nation