Injured troops ask police to arrest, prosecute protesters
May 30, 2014 00:00
Ten injured soldiers Friday filed a complaint with police against anti-coup protesters who had assaulted them and police as they maintained law and order at Bangkok's Victory Monument earlier this week.
Colonel Sombat Thanyawan, commander of the Army Cavalry School in Saraburi, led the injured in filing the complaint at Phyathai Police Station.
Protesters had violated orders by the National Council for Peace and Order by holding the demonstration, assaulting military and police personnel, and damaging government property.
Sombat reportedly told police that more than 10 soldiers were injured. Although most sustained minor injuries, one solder was hospitalised with a serious eye injury.