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Core protest members could face assault charges as police gather evidence after yesterday’s demonstration in Bangkok, which saw 2 policemen injured.

“Mob Fest” and “Bad Student” protest members staged the demonstration at Democracy Monument yesterday, where they wrapped a cloth with insults written on it, around the monument.

Pol Ma-Gen Piya Tavichai, the deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said that assault charges will be filed after one policeman was struck on the head by a flag pole and another was hit in the face by a hard object as they tried to prevent some of the protesters from breaking through a police cordon.

Other charges of a lesser degree, include illegal public assembly and desecrating a monument, which is categorised as an archaeological site.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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    AI

    Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    You naughty, naughty, naughty boys and girls – wear put on these dunces hats and sit in the corner of the class and be quiet until I say.

    What on earth next? They are seriously short of anything at all to blemish these people who’re rightly concerned about their futures (and those who’re not yet born).

    And a bow to those who are seniors, and indeed anyone else, who have and are standing along by their sides.
    We all need to look forwards to a bright future, NOT a dark one.

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    Toby Andrews

    Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    They will have difficulty with the protesters all wearing masks.
    Breaking through police cordons is all part of protesting.
    I am glad to see the protesters are becoming a little more militant.
    They are much too nice and cooperative at the moment.

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    Issan John

    Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    The Democracy Monument, built 80 years ago, is an “archaeological site”?

    Really?

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