Police to take legal action against PAD protestors breaking in NBT

August 26th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Police Deputy Spokesman Pol.Maj.Gen.Surapol Thuanthong says police will take legal action against a group of people from the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) breaking in the office of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT).

The deputy spokesman says there are 80 people, 72 men and two women, who have been arrested after they broke into NBT. He says these people will face charges as they have weapons, including guns and knives, without permission and destroyed state properties.

Pol.Maj.Gen.Surapol also says police believe that the group of people has been instructed by leaders of PAD to seize NBT and to broadcast PAD’s programs. He says the chaos at NBT is opposite to PAD leaders’ earlier announcement that it would not damage government property.

The deputy spokesman says police will not use force with the protestors who are expected to travel to many government places today, including the Parliament House, the Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Thailand, and the British Embassy. He affirms police will try best to prevent violence and control the situation.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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