BANGKOK, Aug 23 (TNA) – Police arrested 35 demonstrators and seized 20 motorcycles in a crackdown on unrest among protesters on Sunday (Aug 22).
Pol Maj Gen Piya Tavichai, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said the wrongdoers were arrested at Din Daeng junction where they defied police’s order to end their rally and attacked police with fireworks, big firecrackers and ping pong bombs.
The protesters, many of whom rode motorcycles, damaged public and private properties and police had to take legal action. Apart from arresting 35 protesters and impounding 20 motorcycles, police also seized a number of guns and explosives from them, Pol Maj Gen Piya said.
The protest at Din Daeng intersection was one of two rally sites on Aug 22. The other demonstration happened at the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Avenue where demonstrators led by the ‘thalufah’ group blocked the road and organized sports.
There the rally ended at about 7pm. Participants would be charged with violating the executive decree on public administration in emergency situations, Pol Maj Gen Piya said. (TNA)