THE We Volunteer (WeVo) guards held a performance in front of Yannawa police station to encourage two suspects summoned to hear charges of violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or lese majeste law, Thai Rath and INN News reported today (Dec. 17).
It was reported that one of the two suspects is a 16-year-old youth.
Mr. Piyarat Chongthep, or Toto, leader of the WeVo group, said this activity, with music, singing and dancing taking place, is being held to encourage the two suspects with there being no speeches given. They rally goers want to talk to the suspects after the police have finished questioning them.
The group had announced the gathering from 10.30 to 3.30 p.m. today on Facebook and continued with the activity even though Pol. Col. Chitwattana Phirom, head of Yannawa police station, had issued an announcement for them to end it. One company of policemen was stationed to closely monitor the situation.
Meanwhile actress and activist Intira Charoenpura, or Sai, and Mr. Parit Chivarak, or Penguin, also attended the activity with the latter wearing traditional Thai outfit and his face painted white plus makeup applied with this generating a lot of buzz at the gathering.
The activity outside Yannawa police station today. Photos: Thai Rath