Tags : Water Cannons


Bangkok police fire water cannon, rubber bullets, tear gas on

Police in Bangkok on Sunday fired water cannon, rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters demanding that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha step down and the government be held accountable for its gross mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic. The demonstrators clashed with police blocking Ratchadamoneon Nok Avenue in a bid to prevent them from marching to […]Read More


Thai police assert safety of crowd control water cannons

BANGKOK (NNT) – Water blasts laced with irritants and dyes have been used against protesters at recent protests in Bangkok, drawing questions from members of the public on the safety of the agents used. Now, the police have for the first time made a public announcement on the specifications of the equipment and chemicals, assuring […]Read More


Riot police fire water cannon to protesters as Parliament debates

As parliamentarians debated the bills seeking to amend the constitution, police battled anti-government protesters trying to break through barriers outside the Parliament at Kiakkai intersection. At one point scuffles also broke out between pro-democracy protesters and royalists dressed in yellow. As least 9 people were reported to have been injured after police used high pressure […]Read More


Warnings Issued Before Water Cannon Used: Police

BANGKOK, Nov 9 (TNA) – The use of water cannon against anti-government protesters on Sunday after several warnings is in accordance with law as the police tried to forbid them from entering within a 150-metre radius of the royal premises, said a senior police officer. Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Pol Maj Gen Piya […]Read More


Doctors urge end to use of chemical-laced water against unarmed,

A group of 386 doctors, from hospitals across Thailand, has issued a joint statement, urging the Government to stop using irritant-laced water or tear gas to disperse protesters, who are peaceful and unarmed. The doctors said that police use of water cannons, spraying water mixed with chemicals, against unarmed protesters at Pathumwan intersection on Friday […]Read More


Police uses water cannon against protesters

Protest leaders declared an end to a third successive night of anti-government demonstrations on Friday after police used water cannon against a large crowd at the Pathumwan intersection in central Bangkok. As police regained full control of the intersection around 8.30pm, organisers vowed to stage another rally on Saturday to press for the ouster of […]Read More


Authorities blockade Chinese town rebelling over land dispute

Villagers in the Chinese town of Wukan are now in open revolt as, in the fourth month of their land dispute with the government, they expelled all Communist Party officials. Last Sunday they also repelled an attempt by around a thousand police to retake the town using tear gas and water cannons. Negotiations were previously […]Read More