Thousands of protesters in Thailand converged on the police headquarters in Bangkok on Wednesday night, defacing the building a day after violent protests left dozens injured.
Angered by the government’s decision to reject a constitutional reform proposal – a key demand of protesters – and alleged police violence, demonstrators hurled buckets of colourful paint and sprayed graffiti on the Royal Thai Police headquarters’ building facade.
Police barricaded themselves inside the station and did not intervene.
Thailand has been rocked by student-led protests for months, with protesters demanding constitutional reforms, the removal of the country’s prime minister and changes to the monarchy.
At least 40 people were injured as protesters hurled smoke bombs and bags of paint at police, who retaliated with water cannon and tear-gas solution.
Protesters had been attempting to reach the country’s parliament where lawmak