BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Tear gas solution fired at protesters outside parliament

Tear gas solution fired at protesters outside parliament

THAILAND: Police today (Nov 17) deployed a water cannon to fire tear gas solution at demonstrators trying to cut through razor wire erected outside parliament.

politicspolice
By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 17 November 2020, 04:25PM


Demonstrators in protective gear take cover behind concrete barriers as riot police shoot a water cannon to deter them from breaking through a barricade erected to block access to the parliament building in the Dusit district of Bangkok earlier today (Nov 17). Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul.

Demonstrators in protective gear take cover behind concrete barriers as riot police shoot a water cannon to deter them from breaking through a barricade erected to block access to the parliament building in the Dusit district of Bangkok earlier today (Nov 17). Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul.

A group of demonstrators wearing helmets and other protective gear reached the line of concrete barriers and razor wire placed near Bang Krabue intersection in front of the parliament in Dusit district at about 2:30pm. They then attempted to cross the barricade, throwing bags of paint and smoke bombs towards rows of riot police on the other side.

Police used a water truck to fire a salvo from water cannon in order to force them back.

After the brief confrontation ended, police tried to open negotiations with a representative of the approaching men, who were apparently acting as guards for the demonstrators.

Pol Col Kissana Phathanacharoen, deputy police spokesman said police had warned demonstrators not to destroy the barricades. When they did not back off, police fired four rounds from the water cannon.

CMI - Thailand

The first two rounds consisted of plain water. When that failed to deter the demonstrators, he said, police then used the water cannon to fire a liquid that included tear gas solution.

Rally leaders earlier announced a plan to stay overnight at the parliament while waiting for MPs to accept for deliberation a proposed constitutional amendment drafted by civil group Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw). It was one of seven charter change drafts submitted to the parliament, with other drafts sponsored by government and opposition parties.

This morning the parliament started its debate on a constitutional amendment. Lawmakers are expected to discuss the issue for two days before voting on whether to accept any of the proposed drafts for deliberation.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Go home and vote, or lose some civic rights, warns Phuket election office

@Kurt "No providings for you"? You mean you don't have access to water,electricity ? ...(Read More)


Fatality after Heroines Monument bicycle crash

@Nasa12 "Why not check about frogs ? Dude, are you sure you want them to check for that ? They ...(Read More)


Fatality after Heroines Monument bicycle crash

Why they not check for frogs ? And why it’s take 3 Weeks for blod test for farangs after accidents...(Read More)


‘New Normal’ doubles cost of Phuket election

Last writing about it, Jor12. A double budget for 30% more not needed polling stations is funny, as ...(Read More)


No end in sight: Security officials say anti-govt protests will continue next month

I commented yesterday already that Thai have a deep breath when they start demonstrating against som...(Read More)


Go home and vote, or lose some civic rights, warns Phuket election office

Jor12, Once again, don't keep drumming, trying to brain wash readers to believe that I want Gov...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Seeing the wood for the trees

Yup, trees again on Phuket streets! Now many streets look like a empty sandwich. Trees filter air, g...(Read More)


Phuket officials look to install animal shelters at all municipalities

Does the Phuket Government knows how many stray dogs are on Phuket ( including the dogs in Soi Dog a...(Read More)


Phuket volunteers wanted to help return captive gibbons to the wild

Jor12, Is voluntarily supporting environmental Greenpeace not a complete different issue from being ...(Read More)


Go home and vote, or lose some civic rights, warns Phuket election office

K...why should you bother. It doesn't affect you. As you want the government to provide everyth...(Read More)