Thai police chief apologises for rough handling of some protesters on Saturday night

Thailand’s national police commissioner, Pol.Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk, offered a public apology today (Monday) for the police’s rough handling of some of the anti-establishment protesters in and near Sanam Luang on Saturday night.

He admitted that there were some mistakes made on the part of the police and promised to make amends, adding that he would prefer not to see similar occurrences at future protests.

Referring to the clash between police and protesters at Wan Chart Bridge, the police chief said he can’t say that there were no mistakes made by the police, but asked the public to view the protest in terms of the big picture, not just specific incidents.

He admitted that he ordered police to rush to the Wan Chart Bridge, to rescue officers in a police van, after he learned that the vehicle was being attacked and the officers inside assaulted.

He promised an investigation into the incident.

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)