Two pro-democracy protesters held over blast

TWO out of three suspects needed for allegedly throwing a “ping pong bomb” that injured 4 folks just lately 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 monitoring a rally of pro-democracy protesters in entrance of Chamchuri Sq. constructing in Bangkok’s Pathumwan district on Jan 17.

Two cops, a member of the press and one citizen had been injured within the ensuing explosion.

On Wednesday, the Bangkok Felony Courtroom issued arrest warrants for 3 suspects within the case for alleged assault, attacking cops whereas on responsibility, possessing an unregistered explosive system and carrying a weapon to a public place with out correct motive.

Police stated they had been monitoring down the third suspect whose title has not been disclosed.

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

Afterward Thursday, a small group of individuals gathered in entrance of the Pathumwan police station urging officers to launch the suspects, whereas police deployed metal boundaries to forestall them from getting into the premises. — The Nation/ANN