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Police chief not worried about rival groups clashing

NATIONAL Police chief Pol. Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk said today (Oct. 30) that he is not concerned about the current wave of demonstrations even if rival groups clash being confident that the police units will be able to handle any situation, INN News and Sanook.com reported.

Speaking after chairing a police executive meeting, Pol. Gen. Suwat said he has instructed the Metropolitan Police Bureau to closely follow and handle rallies. They have been told to especially focus on the big surprise the People’s Party has announced it will be unveiling tomorrow, but it has to be seen what actually transpires.

He added that he is not worried about the possibility of two groups of demonstrators clashing and is confident the police units will be able to take care of such situations.

Meanwhile a group of artists, writers, poets and editors came to the front of Bangkok Remand Prison to give encouragement to students and political activists being held there as well as at Bang Khen Central Women’s Correctional Institution, while also urging the authorities to free them.

They were led by Suchart Sawasdisri, a national artist, with the others joining him in this activity including Nitinan Yosangrat, former senior editor of Matichon newspaper;  Wiang-Wachira Buason, editor of Samanchon Books;  Atikom Kunawut, editor of Way Magazine; Wipas Srithong, 2012 S.E.A Write Award winner; Uthit Haemamool, 2009 S.E.A.Write Award winner; Sananjit Bangsaphan, writer, film critic and director; Prakai Pratchaya, a long standing poet; and Ronnakorn Rojrattanadamrong, the young poet of the current era.

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Top: Pol. Gen. Suwat talking to the press today. Photo: Sanook.com

 

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