Hell breaks loose at pro-democracy rally
The Talu Fah pro-democracy group gathered on Wednesday, aiming to march to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s residence. But police were deployed to prevent the group from heading to the prime minister’s house, resulting in a clash at Victory Monument, which then expanded to Din Daeng intersection.
The protesters allegedly set fire to a Din Daeng police truck, before police retaliated with rubber bullets and tear gas as the situation took a horrible turn.
One of the protesters tried to lob a ping pong bomb at officers but it exploded prematurely, causing him severe injury.
A total ten police officers were injured and two police vehicles burnt, according to the police, before an uneasy calm was restored.
Let’s take a look at what transpired: