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Police probing skywalk flash mob leaders

LEADERS of yesterday’s flash mob at the skywalk in front of MBK Centre are under investigation with police checking what offenses they might have committed and the charges they entail, INN News reported this morning (August 9, 2020).

This gathering took place under the hashtag slogan, “# If you don’t fight, live like a slave.”

Pol. Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, said in the past police have always followed the same procedure. Work is divided into two parts. The first part is for police investigators to collect the evidence and prosecute those involved according to the law.

The second part is for patrol policemen to take care of the security and prevent a third hand from exploiting the rally to stir up unrest and heading off any impact.

He added that he could not say what category of offenses yesterday’s rally would fall under but overall the charges would be the same as those filed against leaders of previous gatherings.

Asked by reporters whether or not the National Police headquarters would be conferring with Pathumwan police, who are in charge of  this area, about yesterday’s rally, Pol. Col. Krisana replied that no discussions are necessary because it is the duty of police investigators to proceed with filling charges and prosecuting according to the law.

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Top: The flash mob at the skywalk in front of MBK centre yesterday. Photo: INN News

 

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