Three Thais were arrested at Myanmar embassy coup protest

Three Thais were arrested at Myanmar embassy coup protest

A demonstrator throws an object at riot police near the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
A demonstrator throws an object at riot police near the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Three young Thai men were arrested during a protest rally against the military coup in Myanmar, outside the Myanmar embassy, on Monday, Bangkok police said.

The Metropolitan Police Bureau on Tuesday identified them as Wichapat Srikasipan, 21, Pannapat Chantanangkul, 20, and Kiatisak Panrenu, 20.

The announcement said they were detained after police tried to end the rally, and demonstrators had thrown objects and assaulted police.

The three were charged with organising a crowd gathering that posed risk of disorder and disease transmission, in violation of the executive decree on public administration in emergency situations imposed to control Covid-19.

The three men were questioned and charged at Yannawa police station. Other demonstrators would also be prosecuted, the statement said.

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