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Deputy police chief says police give in for fear of attacks by third party

Deputy Police Commissioner General Pol Gen Worapong Chiewpreecha said Tuesday that police gave in and stopped blocking protesters for fear of attacks by third-party assailants.

Worapong said police allowed protesters to enter the Metropolitan Police Bureau because some persons fired live bullets at police during the clashes throughout Monday night.

He said the clashes at the Orathai Bridge saw several cars and police vehicles burned down.

Police checked the area and found several guns, he said.

He said had police continued to fend off protesters, third-party assailants would have taken the chance to create a situation that might lead to high casualties.

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