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People’s Party and yellow-shirt protesters clash outside Parliament

A CLASH erupted between People’s Party and yellow-shirt protesters at 5 p.m. today (Nov. 17) after the former had managed to break through the police barricade at Kiak Kai intersection near the Parliament and ran into the rival group, Sanook.com reported this evening.

Police had earlier fired a round tear gas solution at People’s Party protesters as well as three rounds of plain water cannons in an effort to keep them away from 50-metre radius of the Parliament where there is a joint session deliberating constitution amendment drafts underway.

However police had to pull back after they had emptied the water trucks they had brought along with them.

The People’s Party protesters surged forward and then ran into the yellow-shirt protesters and a clash ensued with both sides flinging objects at each other.

At this point Mr. Parit Chivarak, or Penguin, got on a truck and told the People’s Party demonstrators to retreat.

The protesters at the frontline of the two groups held talks to end the clash but the other protesters on both sides continued throwing objects at each other.


Top: People’s Party and yellow-shirt protesters clashing at 5 p.m. outside the Parliament. Photo: Sanook.com



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