Police guarding the government's Centre for the Administration for Peace and Order (CAPO) fired water and teargas at anti-government protesters and senior monk, Phra Buddha Issara, who led Friday's protest to the Royal Police Club, where CAPO is housed.
The monk, who has supervised the rally camp on Chaeng Wattana road for several months, walked unarmed to the entrance of the Royal Police Club. The door however was blocked with cement barriers and barbed wires.
Police warned the monk as he walked towards the gate that his demands and activities were illegal. The monk resisted and continued his approach only to be fired with a water cannon followed by tear gas.