Police agree to work closely with PDRC guards to step up security

Metropolitan police today agreed to work closely with the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) guards to step up security patrol at protest sites in the capital following a series of overnight violence against the protesters which left several injured.

The latest violence was the shooting at Saphan Hua Charng Bridge where gunmen fired several shots at the PDRC guards injuring three. The shooting went periodically throughout the night.

Meanwhile a tour bus from the southern province bringing protesters to join the protest in Bangkok was also torched while it was parked in front of the Royal Turf Club last night. A petrol gallon was found at the partly damaged bus.

Following the violent incidents, a PDRC core leader Thaworn Senniam held talks with representative of the Royal Thai police to discuss safety measures for the demonstrators.

The former Songkhla MP of the Democrat party said after the meeting that the police have agreed to deploy more police  to help PDRC guards check vehicles and people passing through their rally sites from 8 p.m. until 1 am the next day.