Tear Gas Deployed

Nov 18, 2020

At approximately 1515 local time (0815 UTC) on 17 November 2020, police officers deployed tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in front of the parliament building in central Bangkok after the demonstrators attempted to breach barricades in front of the building. The protesters had gathered as lawmakers debated possible constitutional amendments. Earlier in the day, opposing groups of protesters briefly clashed at the site but were quickly dispersed. According to authorities, at least 43 people suffered injuries, including from tear gas inhalation and the aforementioned clashes; information regarding arrests remains unknown. After protest leaders called for an end to the day’s demonstrations, they announced plans for another protest in the city’s Ratchaprasong district at 1600 local time on 18 November.

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