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Students gather to wash away ‘sins of the police’

A GROUP of students from Srinakharinwirot University gathered in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters today (Sept. 4) to clean the sidewalk there and wash away alleged sins of the police, Sanook.com reported.

The students, who represent the Group of Change, said the sign at the police headquarters had been tarnished by People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters who in 2014 forcefully shut down many polling stations in Bangkok and the South. The blockade prevented the election from being held on the same day nationwide and paved the way for the coup d’etat.

After completing some of their activities the students negotiated with the police for 30 minutes. The students wanted to clean the police headquarters sign but they were not allowed to do that because there are police officers already in charge of cleaning it.

Regarding the PDRC protesters having damaged the sign, police said the matter is already in the courts.

Police allowed the students to continue their activities unhindered but refused take a pledge to take care of the people in lieu of their cleaning the sign. The students then dispersed by saying they would be back to clean the sign again.


Top: Student demonstrators washing the sidewalk in front of the police headquarters. Thai headline says, “Washing away Thai police sins.” Photo: Sanook.com

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