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Police reaction to protest violence in Thailand

06/01/2014

The police appear more restrained but there has been violence on both sides. One can understand their frustration. Yingluck is still trying to defuse the situation and give no excuse for a coup. .

Over 1,000 police and former police officers yesterday gathered at Chiang Mai Provincial Police Headquarters to show power and to express that they were ready to protect the honor and dignity of the Thai police. They said they would be on the same side as those playing by the rule.

Chiang Mai and Lamphun police have recently been deployed in Bangkok to help the government maintain law and order following the rallies by People’s Democratic Reform Committee protesters who tried to cause disturbances during the registration period of the upcoming general election.

They said they could not stand watching fellow officers, unarmed, being viciously attacked by the protesters. They were however proud of their fellows who were exercising restraints and patient with the rally-goers. This is the reason why the police came out to show their support to the police who served this nation with honor and dignity.

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