PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha said at noon today (Nov. 19) that as the protesters had intensified their rallies, the government and security agencies would likewise be getting tougher and using all laws available against them, Amarin TV reported.
Gen. Prayut also mentioned that the government and the security agencies are cooperating in finding a peaceful solution on the basis of law and democratic government with His Majesty the King as the head of state.
Meanwhile officials rushed to remove paint stains from the front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters as well as the walls of Wat Pathum Wanaram that had been defaced by the protesters last night.
Forensic police brought in a police dog, K9, to sniff out any suspicious objects but after half an hour none were found.
Pathumwan district cleaners were busy removing garbage left on the roads and also sprayed water on them. In addition white paint was applied over some messages painted on Wat Pathum Wanaram walls and power poles.
Police had also removed the barbed wire barricades at both entrances to their headquarters and also moved out two trucks that had been parked there to shield the compound.
Top: Prime Minister Prayut and a copy of the announcement made today. Thai headline says, “will use laws to deal with them.”
Below: Officials and cleaners busy removing paint and garbage left behind by the protesters last night. Photos: Amarin TV