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Some activists arrested as police and anti-government protesters clash in Bangkok


Protesters from the anti-government "Thalu Gas" group gathered at Sam Liam Din Daeng junction in Bangkok’s Ratchathewi district at 3.30pm on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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At 4pm, crowd control police deployed officers on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road and blocked the protesters with three water cannon trucks.

At 4.30pm, as more protesters showed up, they reportedly started throwing firecrackers, ping pong bombs, flares, and Molotov cocktails at police officers, who responded by firing rubber bullets and tear gas.

Some activists arrested as police and anti-government protesters clash in Bangkok

At 6.56pm, crowd control police used a water cannon truck to push some of the rallyists back to Pracha Songkhro intersection, but most of them still remained at Sam Liam Din Daeng fighting the police.

At 8pm, more protesters gathered at Din Daeng Flat, reportedly throwing small bombs and Molotov cocktails at officers.

Some activists arrested as police and anti-government protesters clash in Bangkok

At 9.15pm, crowd control police retreated to behind the barriers made from containers on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road while the protesters continued throwing objects at them. Two members of the press were reportedly injured by firecrackers.

Some activists arrested as police and anti-government protesters clash in Bangkok

At 10.50pm, police announced that the protesters responsible for injuring the press had been arrested.

Some activists arrested as police and anti-government protesters clash in Bangkok

At 11pm, the protesters gradually dispersed from Din Daeng Flat and Sam Liam Din Daeng junction.

Some activists arrested as police and anti-government protesters clash in Bangkok

Published : August 30, 2021