Pro-democracy protesters and Bangkok police clash
Dateline: 13 February 2021 - Bangkok
Date: 02/13/2021 06:03 PM
Bangkok - 13 February 2021
1. Protesters throwing objects over police barricade, white smoke rising, zoom into riot police
2. Police and security vehicles
3. People moving fence and barbed wire
4. Riot police advancing
5. Scuffle between police and protesters
6. Various of police walking, running
7. Officers dragging person away
8. Ambulance, paramedics arriving at protest site
9. Paramedics escorting injured person
10. Paramedics taking injured man to roadside
11. Various of member of press being treated, receiving eye drops
12. Protesters throwing red paint at police
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Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand clashed with security forces near Bangkok's Grand Palace on Saturday, following a day of demonstrations.
The protesters threw objects over a police barricade, and white smoke could be seen rising amid the commotion.
The demonstrators were marching towards Bangkok's City Pillar Shrine, which Thais believe is the protector of the country and its people.
The rally was called by the Ratsadorn movement, which campaigned last year for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his government to step down.
They also demanded changes to the constitution and reforms to the monarchy to make it more accountable.
Four top leaders of the movement, including Arnon Nampha and Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak, have been in detention since Tuesday after being denied bail.
They have been charged with sedition and defaming the monarchy for their protest activities.
Riot police charged towards protesters and appeared to make at least one arrest.
A scuffle ensued between police and demonstrators, and one person was dragged away by officers.
Paramedics could be seen tending to injured people and helping a member of the press by the roadside.