2 pro-democracy protesters arrested over explosion at Bangkok rally, Asia News


Two of three suspects wished for allegedly throwing a “ping pong bomb” that injured 4 folks on Jan 17 have been arrested.

The Metropolitan Police on Thursday introduced the arrest of Pornchai Prakaphuang (23) and Natthasut Siri-ut (19) for allegedly throwing the small low-pressure explosive — the dimensions of a table tennis ball — at police who had been monitoring a rally of pro-democracy protesters in entrance of Chamchuri Sq. constructing in Bangkok’s Pathumwan district. Two law enforcement officials, a member of the press and one citizen had been injured within the ensuing explosion.

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The Bangkok Prison Court docket on Jan 27 issued arrest warrants for 3 suspects within the case for alleged assault, attacking law enforcement officials whereas on responsibility, possessing an unregistered explosive machine, and carrying a weapon to a public place with out correct motive. Police stated they had been monitoring down the third suspect whose identify has not been disclosed.

Shortly after the arrest was introduced, the “Guard Democracy” pro-democracy group posted on its Fb web page images of police arresting the 2, who’re members of the group, saying “our members insist that they didn’t throw the bomb”.

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In a while Thursday, a small group of individuals gathered in entrance of Pathumwan Police Station urging officers to launch the suspects, whereas police deployed metal limitations to stop them from getting into the premises.

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