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Journalists take police to court for attacking media covering APEC crackdown

Journalists are demanding Thai police explain why at least five reporters were injured while covering anti-government protests in Bangkok during the APEC 2022 summit. 

Representatives from multiple agencies told Coconuts that they petitioned parliament this morning to investigate the use of force during a Nov. 18 incident in which riot police forcibly injured several reporters by kicking, hitting them with batons, and striking one in the face with a thrown glass bottle. 

“We want to see some concrete action,” said editor Pongpiphat Banchanont of online website The Matter, who filed a court complaint earlier over an injured colleague. “We need to see standards, and the police held accountable for their actions.”

He said that the Civil Court this morning answered his complaint by summoning a Royal Thai Police representative to explain what…

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