These people were prosecuted on charges of “causing public disorder, destroying property and resisting on-duty officials.”
Colonel Nguyen Van Nhieu, spokesperson of the provincial Police, said the agency and police of Tuy Phong and Bac Binh districts and Phan Thiet city have been asked to promptly investigate the case and complete dossiers of the arrestees to soon bring the case to justice.
The provincial Police have also asked local police and relevant units to mobilise forces and step up professional measures to ensure security, order and peace for residents.
“The provincial Police are resolved not to let similar incidents occur in any localities,” he said.
The disturbances occurred on June 10-11 as a group of people gathered and moved to the provincial People’s Committee headquarters to protest a draft law on special administrative-economic units. Traffic in Phan Thiet city on those days was paralysed.
According to statistics, during the two days, 12 automobiles were burned while 18 motorbikes and automobiles were destroyed in Bac Binh district. Meanwhile, 30 police officers were injured and headquarters of the Binh Thuan Fire Police Department in Phan Ri Cua town of Tuy Phong district was seriously damaged.
In Phan Thiet city, 23 automobiles and motorbikes were burned and one car was damaged. Protestors also destroyed the fence around the provincial People’s Committee headquarters, as well as some parts of other provincial agencies. There were 44 wounded police officers, with most of them discharged from hospital.