Thai police fire rubber bullets at APEC protests

STORY: Videos on social media showed officers in riot gear firing rubber bullets towards protesters amid scuffling. Demonstrators were seen throwing projectiles, charging at police and trying to overturn a police car, while police advanced on them with shields and beat them back with batons.

Police confronted protesters trying to march to the summit venue in Bangkok, beating them back with batons. Injured activists were seen being carried away and officials said 10 protesters had been arrested.

Witnesses said the protesters had tried to overturn a police car plastered with posters of Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Youth activist Patsaravalee 'Mind' Tanakitvibulpon, who was at the demonstration, said people were protesting against the APEC summit and Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.