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Campaign to help animals hurt by tear gas launched

Foremost (left) and Dang

Foremost (left) and Dang

A campaign has been launched to survey how many animals were affected by the tear gas fired by police at the antigovernment protesters early this week.

KHA_Ti wrote in a twitter message that a survey would be carried out at the Nang Lerng intersection on Saturday to find out how many animals had affected by the tear gas.

"Anyone wanting to join the survey should meet at Nang Lerng intersection at 10am," she wrote.

It is so far known that the eyes of dogs, Foremost and Dang, were damaged by the tear gas. Funds have been raised to help Foremost who, according to vets, could become blind as a result of the gas. Her owner, a vendor, does not have the money for her treatment.

Dang, a dog at Benjamabhopit Temple near the site of attack, is suffering from red and sore eyes as a result of the tear gas.

Nang Lerng was the centre of the confrontation between the protesters and police. During two days of attacks, nearly 100 tear gas canisters were fired at the protesters. Some grabbed the canisters and threw them back at the police.

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