Riot Police in Training a Day before Water Conference

 | Tue 29 Oct 2013 14:38 ICT

CityNews – Just one day before the sustainable water management conference at The International Convention and Exhibition Centre (CMICE), riot police are training at Prasertland, off the Irrigation Canal Road.

Photo: Ricky Ward

When the centre hosted the Asia-Pacific Water Summit earlier this year it was expected that protests would be held nearby. Police were in training on many days leading up to the conference. 

Only a small group of environmental protestors aired their views outside the centre, nonetheless Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi unapologetically called them “garbage”, remarks that later became a matter of controversy.

It’s looks like there will be a heavy police presence for the water conference tomorrow judging by the activities at Prasertland today.