Political demonstrations showed signs of legal violation and police were ready to handle a big rally on Aug 16, said a spokesman of the Royal Thai Police Office.
The Royal Thai Police deputy spokesman Pol Col Kissana Pattanacharoen said police were concerned about the content of political demonstrations that affected the royal institution and about possible confrontation against groups of people with different opinions.
He urged demonstrators to abide by laws.
“Regarding the rally at Thammasat University on Aug 10, I believe that everyone knows what can be done and what cannot,” Pol Col Kissana said.
He assured that police would take action against the demonstration leaders who violated laws. “Police are duty-bound to ensure order. If there is wrongdoing, police have the duty to take action,” he said.
The spokesman said that local police would try their best to guarantee order during the next demonstration at the Democracy Monument on Aug 16.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said some people could not accept the movements of students in their rallies and were unhappy because the government had not taken action. (TNA)