Thai army says plans to get tough with protesters

BANGKOK (BestGrowthStock) – Thailand’s army is toughening up procedures for confronting thousands of anti-government protesters in Bangkok and may use weapons to deal with them “decisively,” an army spokesman said on Tuesday.

“We can no longer use the soft to hard steps,” spokesman Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd told reporters.

“We have to keep a distance between troops and demonstrators. If they try to break the line, we will start using tear gas, and if they do break the line, we need to use weapons to deal with them decisively.”

(Reporting by Nopporn Wong-Anan ; Writing by Jason Szep; Editing by Alan Raybould)

Thai army says plans to get tough with protesters