Army spokesperson Col Winthai Suwaree said that as there was indication of rising tension and possible violence, the Army has decided to adjust its deployment of troops to provide security and ensure safety to the people in wider areas.
He said that the adjustment was aimed at enabling troops to access to crisis area immediately to resolve the situation.
This includes the sending of patrol troops to prevent and crack acts of violence and fast moving reinforcement to ease the crisis.
The spokesman said that at present, the Army has deployed troops to support the Centre for the Maintaining of Peace and Order in safeguarding government offices, providing medical services to the people and directing traffic near protest sites as well as arranging psychological team to defuse tension in case of confrontation between rival groups.
He also said that the police are now investigating past violent incidents to bring the wrongdoers for justices and hoped they are making progress in the work.
The Army wished not to see the people in the society resorting to violence as it could widen the conflict that could be hardly resolved and inflict severer damage to the country, he added.
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