Thailand protesters gather to demand curbs to the king’s powers. The young protesters clash with cops, again demand PM resign.
Thai police clash with protesters near king’s palace
Protesters in Bangkok broke through a barricade of shipping containers near the royal palace while calling for reforms to the monarchy.
Thai police used water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd gathered near the King’s Palace in Bangkok on Saturday. At least 11 people were hurt during the clashes, the city’s Erawan Emergency Medical Centre said.
More than 1,000 demonstrators had gathered to demand the release of protest leaders, whose mass trial on charges of sedition and insulting the monarchy began this week.
“The police officers will remain in the area until peace and order has truly been restored,” police spokesperson Krissana Pattanacharoen said.