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Police warn protesters against rallying tomorrow


THE METROPOLITAN Police this evening (July 24) warned a group of protesters who call themselves “Harley Sportster Inc.” from holding a protest tomorrow to pressure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign as they risk being prosecuted on multiple charges, Sanook.com said.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tawichai, deputy chief and spokesman of Metropolitan Police, said this group plans to gather in front of McDonald’s outlet on Ratchadamnoen Klang road at 1 p.m. tomorrow after which will be going to the Government House to hold some activities to press the Prime Minister to step down.

He warned that such activities have to be cancelled because Bangkok and its neighbouring provinces are a strictly controlled coronavirus zone according to announcements made under the emergency decree that prohibits the assembly of more than five people.

Their rally risks the spread of this disease, would lead to chaos in the country while disrupting the traffic. Aside from violating the emergency decree, the protesters would also be flouting Communicable Diseases, Land Traffic, Maintenance of the Cleanliness and Orderliness and Controlling Public Advertisement by Sound Amplifier acts as well as other related laws.

Metropolitan Police headquarters has also ordered Thung Maha Mek, Lumpini and Phaholyothin police stations to collect evidence against the Through the Sky protesters who had staged a protest in front of 7-Eleven convenience store at CP Tower on Silom road and Lumpini park from 11.30 a.m. to 6.40 p.m. on Thursday July 22 and at Ladprao intersection from 3 p.m. to 6. 55 p.m. yesterday.


Top: Pol. Maj. Gen Piya briefing the reporters today. Photo: Thai Rath

Home Page: Pol. Maj. Gen Piya, at right, with Pol. Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, standing beside him during a recent press briefing. Photo: INN News


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