Police Admit Teargas Was Used in Protest Crackdown

10.11.2020 - 05:38

BANGKOK — A senior police officer on Monday acknowledged that a teargas agent was employed when riot police fired their water cannons at pro-democracy demonstrators in October. Reversing previous claims by police commanders that the water was not laced with any teargas chemicals, deputy chief of 2nd Crowd Control Division Chawalit Runsiri told a parliamentary hearing that the water used in the Oct. 16 crackdown contained both color pigments and teargas.

(other, Bangkok)

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