Pro-democracy Protesters Injured as Thai Police Break Up Protest

Dozens of pro-democracy protesters and police officers were injured Sunday when Thai police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse a crowd gathered near the Grand Palace in the capital Bangkok. Police arrested at least 20 demonstrators for insulting the monarchy and breaching public gathering laws, saying that their actions were in […]

At least 32 injured in clashes, 20 taken into police custody

Police have taken 20 people into custody following clashes between anti-government protesters and anti-riot police Saturday night in areas around Sanam Luang, one of Bangkok’s best known landmarks, which saw at least 32 people injured. The clashes erupted after police used water cannons, tear-gas and rubber bullets against hundreds of demonstrators who had tried to […]

Six Thai media organizations urge everyone in political conflict to show restraint

Thailand’s six media organizations issued a joint statement today (Sunday), urging all parties in the current political conflicts to exercise restraint, following a violent protest Saturday night, at and around Sanam Luang, during which the police, protesters and some media representatives were injured. The six media organizations are the National Press Council, the Thai Journalists […]

Thai PM to head a security meeting on Monday to assess political situation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is reportedly scheduled to chair a meeting of Thailand’s National Security Council on Monday, to assess the political situation following recent and increasingly violent political protests. On Saturday night, police used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets against anti-establishment protesters, after they tried to break through a barricade of cargo […]