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Big police meeting on taking action against student groups

SEVERAL senior police officers are holding a meeting today (July 20) to consider the prosecution of the Student Union of Thailand and Free Youth group after having rallied to oust the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Democracy Monument on Saturday July 18 with there also being demonstrations in Chiang  Mai and Ubon Ratchathani yesterday, Sanook.com and INN News reported today.

Among the top police officers attending meeting are Pol. Gen. Suvit Changyodsuk, deputy national police chief, and Pol. Lt. Gen. Damrongsak Kittiprapas, assistant national police chief and Pol. Lt. Gen. Phukphong Phongpetra, head of the Metropolitan Police Bureau.

Moreover 80 other senior officers are attending the talks and among them are heads of Central Investigation Bureau, Special Branch, Crime Suppression Division and Technology Crime Suppression Division. Police investigation teams from Samran Rat, Nang Loeng and Chanasongkram stations too are participating in this major meeting.

The meeting was still continuing after three hours of discussions with the press not allowed to go in.

Knowledgeable sources said that the meeting discussed the collection of evidence at the rallies in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Ubon Ratchathani to consider whether they fall in the category of wrongdoing or not.

In a related development, Hong Kong student activist and politician Joshua Wong tweeted a message of support to Thai students follows:

#Hongkongers will never forget how our Thai fellows stood with us against #China’s nationalist trolls during #nnevvy saga and spoke up for us amid #Beijing’s authoritarian suppression in #HK. #MilkTeaAlliance

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Top: Some senior police officers at left and a rally at Democracy Monument at right of this composite picture. Thai headline says, “Finding ways to prosecute mob ousting Prayut.” Photo: Sanook.com and INN News

 

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