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'Depressed' man tries to set fire to Democracy Monument


Police officers at Samranrat Police Station and volunteers at Ruamkatanya Foundation nabbed a 59-year-old man who allegedly tried to set fire to the Democracy Monument in Bangkok's Phra Nakhon district on Sunday evening.

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'Depressed' man tries to set fire to Democracy Monument

A Ruamkatanyu Foundation volunteer said the man parked his pickup truck on the traffic island near the monument, poured gasoline on the monument's base and started a fire.

"Police officers managed to nab the man before he poured the gasoline on himself," a volunteer said.

'Depressed' man tries to set fire to Democracy Monument

As the man reportedly suffered from depression, police decided to contact his relatives to take him to receive mental treatment.

According to a report, the incident was not linked to the country's political situation.

Published : March 22, 2021

By : The Nation