Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chanocha Friday defended police's action to disrupt and end a political talk in Thammasat University Thursday evening.
Prayuth said no one got arrested by police but all were merely invited to police station.
Prayuth said however that the government needs time. He said he has said it many times that political talk should not be held for the meantime.
“Please understand me. I wasn’t elected. I know myself well,” Prayuth said, adding the ‘request’ for the event to be cancelled was made prior to the symposium.
Three students, representing the League of Liberal Thammasat for Democracy (LLTD), which organized the symposium dubbed ‘democracy classroom’ entitled “The Fall of Dictatorship Abroad”, and five other academics were taken to police station for questioning.