Young protesters foiled by police barricade in Bangkok

Young protesters foiled by police barricade in Bangkok

Young protesters kick a police barricade near Nang Leong intersection in a bid to approach Government House on Tuesday evening while demanding an end to the Prayut Chan-o-cha government. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)
Young protesters kick a police barricade near Nang Leong intersection in a bid to approach Government House on Tuesday evening while demanding an end to the Prayut Chan-o-cha government. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

About 100 anti-government protesters, including many youths, on Tuesday evening tried in vain to break through a police barricade in the latest daily evening demonstration in Bangkok to demand the ouster of the government.

Demonstrators led by the Thalu Fah group gathered at Nang Leong intersection near Government House at about 4pm and their leaders vowed to march to Government House. Riot police built a barricade, including razor wire, to deny protesters' entry into Phitsanulok and Nakhon Sawan roads. Water cannon trucks were also deployed.

At 5.20pm protesters threw paint at police, tried to cut the barbed wire and remove the steel barricades. The sounds of fireworks filled the air and police used water cannons to disperse protesters.

At about 6pm riot police charged protesters and arrested some of them. Local traffic resumed at about 7pm.

Young protesters throw objects towards a police water cannon truck near Nang Leong intersection on Tuesday evening. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

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