Anti-government protesters in Thailand throw paint at police HQ
22 August 2021 | 1:58 pm
Dozens of protesters march to the Royal Thai Police HQ in Bangkok, throwing paint at the entrance in a call to end the use of excessive force against them and demanding Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha resign over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The riot police retaliate by firing water cannon at the crowd and arresting a couple of protesters. Anti-government rallies held in the past three days have been dispersed using rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannon.
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