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Police show protester arrest warrant when he complains about intimidation by men in dark clothes


A pro-democracy protester, Nattawut Somboonsap, of the All People End Game group was allegedly intimidated this week by two men in Bangkok’s Rom Klao area.

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The 23-year-old protester informed Lat Krabang police at 11pm on Wednesday that he was almost attacked by two men in dark clothes.
Nattawut explained that the incident took place at around 5pm on Wednesday when he was returning to the condominium where he lived. Two men appeared out of the blue. One of them held his neck in a lock while another was about to attack him.
However, a woman saw the incident and shouted “What are you doing”? The two men immediately released the protester and left the scene.
The protester told the press that when he reported his case to police, they showed him an arrest warrant and a summons for him. The documents related to two political rallies he had participated in at the Kingkaew intersection on October 18 and 24.
Nattawut also told the press that he had suffered intimidation several times at the condominium. He said that a door of his room had been knocked by unknown people, and some people had tried to extract personal information about him from securities personnel of his condo building.
Nattawut said that he had no conflict with anyone, so it could be reasonably assumed that the intimidation was related to the political activities he had taken part in.

Published : November 06, 2020

By : THE NATION