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Chiang Mai police warn people not to attend new rally

AS CHIANG MAI student leaders moved ahead with organizing another rally on Wednesday July 29, this northern city’s police issued a warning that doing so clearly violates the emergency decree, Sanook.com reported this afternoon (July 27, 2020).

Chiang Mai City police also filed charges of joining together to organize activities meant to instigate unrest in accordance to the emergency decree against four student leaders.

The charges arose from the “Chiang Mai won’t tolerate too” rally on July 19.

All four student leaders were also summoned to give their statement at the police station on Wednesday July 29.

Later “Wilarparty” posted a copy of the summons sent to one of the four student leaders and urged people to show up at the station to give them support when they meet the police.

Later that same page, which is the voice of these student leaders, announced the organization of another gathering on Wednesday July 29 from 5 to 7.30 p.m. at the multipurpose yard, Thapae gate.

It was also announced that there will be a cosplay costume contest and all volunteer artists were urged to make the event colourful. Democracy supporters were also invited to attend the rally to push political demands.


Top: A rally in Chiang Mai. Thai headline says, “Police have threatened.” Photo: Sanook.com

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