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Protesters tell of 'Excessive' force, From gas to beatings and even releasing cobras

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Pitak Siam supporters have condemned the "excessive" force used by police as they pushed back protesters seeking to join the anti-government rally yesterday. 

The protesters told how tear gas was fired at them, alleged that police officers hit them, and even claimed vicious cobras were released into the crowd.

"It was an excessive use of force against protesters without weapons," said Pornsawat Thamparichat, who joined the rally.

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