Saturday's rallies leave seven policemen injured, damage nine police vehicles
Nine vehicles comprising three prisoner trucks, one pickup truck, two normal trucks and three buses were damaged during the pro-democracy rallies in Bangkok on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police Bureau said on Sunday.
The bureau added that seven police officers were injured on Saturday, and six were in hospitals.
Regarding the arrest of We Volunteer (Wevo) group leader Piyarat Chongthep, the police explained that they had decided to arrest him at Major Cineplex Ratchayothin, as this man and his associates could stir violence at the protest site.
Major Cineplex Ratchayothin is located near the Ha Yaek Lat Phrao, where the demonstration by the “Redem” group started.
The bureau added that 15 catapults, 50 nuts, 300 glass balls, 30 gas bombs, 30 plastic bags of pickled fish, 13 helmets, 37 flak jackets and a hammer were found among the Wevo guards’ belongings.
Piyarat and 17 guards were among demonstrators who had been transported to Border Patrol Police Region 1 in Pathum Thani province.
The police said that no one involved in the demonstrations on Saturday had been released. They will be taken to the Criminal Court on Monday.