Bangkok police over the weekend attempted to interrupt a demonstration using water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets after protesters broke through a barricade of cargo containers and barbed wire at Sanam Luang in Bangkok.
As the situation threatened to spiral out of control, a representative of the protesters began negotiating with the authorities to open a path for the demonstrators to leave.
During the pro-democracy demonstration, police in Sanam Luang confronted the protesters, injuring 32 people.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Erawan Emergency Medical Service Center announced yesterday that 12 police officers and 20 people have been injured.
Eleven were sent to Central Hospital, seven people – 2 officers and 5 people – to Vajira Hospital, Siriraj Hospital (2), Police Hospital (11 – 10 police officers and one person) and Lerdsin Hospital (1).
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Illustrations: The Nation
Content: Olleke Bolleke in Bangkok
Source: The Nation