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Pro-monarchy supporter caught with pistol, bullets at rally site

Police fire water cannon to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators trying to break through barricades set up outside parliament on Tuesday. (Photo:Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

A pro-monarchy supporter caught with a pistol and ammunition at the rally site in Kiak Kai area, near parliament, on Tuesday night told police he carried the firearm for self-defence.

Kasidit Leelamuktanan, 35, was detained by soldiers from the 1st Calvary Battalion. They seized a .357 pistol and 10 bullets from him and reported it to Tao Poon police around 8.30pm.

During police interrogation, Mr Kasidit admitted he took part in the pro-monarchy demonstration on Tuesday, but said he had the pistol with him only for self-defence. (continues below)

Kasidit Leelamuktanan, 35, a pro-monarchy supporter arrested on charges of illegal possession…

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