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Pro-royalist group “Loyal Thai” tried on Wednesday to contact Amnesty International Thailand to demand protection for a Russian man who was head-butted by a member of pro-democracy group Ratsadon.

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Loyal Thai leader Warong Dechgitvigrom announced on his Facebook fan page that Amnesty’s office was closed and required that the group submit a document next week instead.
On Sunday evening, the Russian was injured in an altercation with a pro-democracy protest leader in Pattaya.
Witnesses said that while a protester named Sirawith Seritiwat was giving a speech on stage, a commotion occurred at the venue when the foreign tourist got into a heated argument with protest leader Narathiwat Khamma.
Narathiwat allegedly headbutted and pushed the foreigner to the ground. Police officers monitoring the situation intervened immediately. The protesters dispersed shortly after the incident.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stated that the incident would hurt the good image of Thailand. He also said the assault has “defamed all Thai people”.

Published : November 11, 2020

By : THE NATION