Trat PDRC spokesman Suwicharn Suwannakha said all local people know and love each other well and were not opposed to the rally.
Thirty-nine people were injured in the attack against the rally in Trat's Khao Saming district at about 9.30pm.
“All local people know each other. We expected no one to cause disturbance. We have no people from the other side here. We’re confident that the rally would have been safe,” Suwicharn said.