If the protest by the Pitak Siam group continued into the night Saturday there was a chance for a violent incident to occur and put the protesters in danger, Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit, or Seh Ai, said in defending his decision to call off the rally.
Gen Boonlert, or Seh Ai, was speaking in an interview with a news agency on Sunday morning.
He said he had heard from news reports that the protesters who were arrested yesterday had been released.
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