Breaking News: Furious tour guides protest at Chalong Police Station over arrest

PHUKET: About 100 angry Phuket tour guides descended on Chalong Police Station today to protest the arrest of a legal tour guide.

“Police arrested a legal tour guide. Why aren’t they looking for the illegal guides? Why are they targeting us?” asked protest leader Jaifu Sae-lee.

An investigation into officers at the Chalong Police Station concluded earlier this year. Shortly thereafter Chalong Police Superintendent Krittapas Dazintharasorn, who was transferred to the Thalang Police Station in early April when he and his officers came under fire for alleged extortion, returned to take up the reins in Chalong on May 1.

The protest today was formed despite the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ban on all public gatherings of five or more people calling for action by any administration.

— Saran Mitrarat

Phuket News

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