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Jack Burton

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3 members of the Free Youth movement, which arranged the July 18 protest at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument which sparked the ongoing wave of anti-government protests sweeping the nation, were arrested last night. Warrants were executed for wanted activists Baramee Chairat, Suwanna Tarnlek and Korakot Saengyenphan.

The 3 face several charges, including provoking unrest, illegal gathering of more than 10 people to hold any activity that causes unrest, and holding activities exposing the public to a contagion. The July 18 rally took place before the section of the Emergency Decree banning public gatherings was lifted on August 1.

On August 7, the Free Youth group revealed a list of 31 protesters who face arrest. Some have already been arrested, including prominent protester Parit Chiwarak and human rights lawyer Anon Nampa.

After the 3 were taken to Samranrat Police Station at around 11pm, Progressive Movement leader and former head of the defunct Future Forward Party Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, together with the party’s former spokeswoman Pannika Wanich, went to the station to visit them, but were prohibited by police.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:55 am

    See the tyrants in action, arresting peaceful protesters.
    The protesters might as well stop being peaceful, and start being not peaceful.
    They will be arrested anyway.

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    Rinky Stingpiece

    Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Not the most intimidating looking fellow, is he.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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