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Bangkok police detain 4 protesters over a slew of charges


Bangkok police arrested four pro-democracy protesters on Saturday for allegedly destroying state property.

Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsangek, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, claimed the suspects had destroyed a police vehicle and a traffic booth at the Phya Thai intersection on September 29. He also accused them of lobbing firebombs at the Phya Thai Police Station on October 1.

Anti-government protests were held at three sites on Saturday, namely the Bangkok Remand Prison, Supreme Court and Din Daeng intersection.

Jirasan said police officers along with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and National Housing Authority officials visited residents in Din Daeng flats on Friday to ensure their safety.

He said that since July 2020, 683 anti-government protests have been held in Bangkok, and 366 of the cases are still under investigation.

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Published : October 17, 2021

By : THE NATION