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LA’s Thai Town hit by protesters and rioters

Caitlin Ashworth



PHOTO: Sue Kiattisak Khamphanthong

Thai Town businesses in Los Angeles were raided yesterday as rioters and looters across the US hit the streets, enraged over police brutality after a white police officer killed George Floyd, an African American, by pinning him to the ground, with his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck, restricting his breathing. Protesters in Minneapolis, where the officer patrolled, set the police station on fire, sparking riots across America.

SiamTown US, a Thai newspaper in Los Angeles, say looters broke into a Thai restaurant by busting in walls through the pharmacy next door. A jewellery store in Thai Town was broken into around midnight. SiamTown US posted video surveillance footage on their Facebook page.

“Police caught the bad guy, but everything is damaged,” Sue Kiattisak Khamphanthong, the restaurant owner, said in a video posted on her Facebook page. Her video shows multiple holes in the walls where people broke in. Shelves, products and pots in her kitchen were knocked to the ground.

The unrest in Los Angeles has led the National Guard to monitor city hall, the Los Angeles Times reports. Nearly a dozen people were arrested for attempting to loot a mall in the area yesterday and a popular L.A. street was hit hard by looters, with glass shattered all over the sidewalks.

SOURCES: Khaosod | Los Angeles Times

ขโมยชัด ๆ แล้วมีหน้ามาบอกว่าต้องการความยุติธรรม. มาหาความ ยุติธรรมในครัวกูนี่น่ะ

Posted by Sue Kiattisak on Sunday, 31 May 2020

เตือนภัยธุรกิจไทยในอเมริกา!! อย่าทิ้งสิ่งของมีค่าไว้ในร้านคลิปจากกล้องวงจรปิดเมื่อเทื่ยงคืนครึ่งเมื่อคืนนี้ โชว์ภาพกลุ่มวัยรุ่นประมาณ 5 คนเดินสำรวจร้านค้าในพลาซ่าถนนซันเซ็ท ไทยทาวน์ แคลิฟอร์เนีย อาศัยช่วงเคอร์ฟิวไม่มีคน ก่อนทุบร้านเครื่องประดับและนาฬิกาเสียหาย

Posted by SiamTownUS on Sunday, 31 May 2020


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    joshua goldsmith

    Monday, June 1, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    I have eaten many times in Thai Town the largest community of Thai’s in the world outside of Thailand. It runs on Hollywood Blvd. Before you cross over the 110 freeway into Korea Town. !0km away they have Wat Thai. This craziness is pure madness.

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    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    the crispy pork w/holy basil at PRA ORD NOODLE is still the best i’ve ever had, anywhere.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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