CROWD control police moved in and cleared a second demonstration at a protest camp just opposite the Government House this evening (March 28) after arresting those encamped there since March 13 at around 6 a.m. this morning, Thai Rath newspaper said.
The protesters had moved in to reclaim their camp and had gathered at the nearby Chamai Maruchet Bridge. They called for the release of the 70 people arrested this morning and repeated their ongoing demands which are: release their friends; repeal Section 112 of the Criminal Code, known as the lese majeste law; write a new constitution; and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha step down.
At 6 p.m. police used a megaphone to negotiate with the protesters asking for their cooperation in ending such activities as they had to reclaim this area. They gave the protesters 15 minutes to comply, after which they said they would be enforcing the law.
When 15 minutes had passed, the crowd control police moved in to break up the rally, with the protesters lying on the ground and raising their hand to give the three-finger salute. Police surrounded the protesters and pushed those not involved and the media out of the way.
Top and Home Page: The protesters lying on the ground and raising their hand to give the three-finger salute. Photo: Thai Rath