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Ruling party mocks Thanathorn after car mobbed


A spokesperson for the ruling Palang Pracharat Party has mocked Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit after angry yellow-shirt protesters surrounded what they believed to be his car.

“I want to show my support for Thanathorn, to help him wake up and see the future because, in reality, Thailand is developing very fast,” said Thipanan Sirichana, after the incident in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Wednesday.

The royalist protesters mobbed the car and shouted for Thanathorn to “get out of Thailand”, accusing him of seeking to topple the monarchy.

Thipanan asked why Thanathorn had chosen the route when he knew a group of royalists was lying in wait for him.

However, the car’s driver later posted on Twitter that the Progressive Movement leader had not been in her car, which was occupied by five women.

She added that her mother was a lawyer and they were preparing to take legal action against the royalists who had mobbed her vehicle.

Meanwhile, the Progressive Movement said Thanathorn, who is in the South campaigning for candidates in local elections, had cancelled his visit to Nakhon Si Thammarat and will instead visit other provinces.

Nakhon Si Thammarat residents have also issued an apology for the aggressive act, and asked not to be judged based on the actions of one group of people.

Published : November 12, 2020

By : The Nation