Police threaten to take legal actions against Uruphong protesters


BANGKOK, 3 November 2013 – The police announce to take legal actions against anti-government protesters at the Uruphong junction after they refused to leave the area. Spokesman of the Center for Administration of Peace and Order Pol.Maj.Gen. Piya Uthayo confirms the police have no plan to crack down on the protest. 

The police would submit evidence related to the protest to the court for consideration in a bid to reclaim the Urupgong Junction, the spokesman said. Pol.Maj.Gen. Piya reiterated that the police would not use force to disperse the protesters and would maintain the same number of security personnel of 44 companies at the protest venue.

As for the Democrat Party-led protest against the amnesty bill at the Samsen train station, the spokesman said it was still peaceful with more people showing up over the weekend. The center had instructed the Metropolitan Police Bureau to closely monitor the rally and prepare back-up plans in case the protesters traveled to other places. Security measures for the Samsen train station protest focused on weapon search and screening, he said.

The center has called on anti-amnesty bill protesters in other provinces not to gather at City Halls as it fears that they might lay siege to the places.