BANGKOK, Sept 2 (TNA) – The Metropolitan Police Burea is converned over anti-government rallies tomorrow and on Saturday because violence-oriented protesters were likely to join them.
Pol Maj Gen Piya Tavichai, deputy commissioner of MPB, said groups of violence were likely to join the rallies at Ratchaprasong intersection tomorrow and at the Swiss embassy and the Lumpini park on Saturday (Sept 4).
According to him, police were not concerned about a “car mob” protest, led by Nattawut Saikuar and Sombat Boonngam-anong, at the Asok station of the BTS electric railway at 4pm and another protest by the Thalu Gas group at Din Daeng intersection this evening.
He did not expect protesters to move from their sites. Even if they later decided to move, officials would be ready to cope as they were seriously protecting the offices of governmental organizations, Pol Maj Gen Piya said.
Since July, police have arrested 375 out of 645 identified wrongdoers among political demonstrators, he said. (TNA)