Five law students of Khon Kaen University on Wednesday greeted visiting Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha with anti-coup gesture before being escorted out of the hall.
Prayut, who was visiting Khon Kaen province to observe the drought situation, was speaking on the stage, when the three students showed no-coup gesture and tore off their shirts revealing black tshirts emblazoned with “No Coup”.
Prayut seemed unperturbed, saying, “it’s okay, they did not understand,” and suggesting they file their complaints with Damrongtham Centre, which has been set up to receive complaints from the public.
Before continuing his speech, Prayut asked the audience, “is there anybody else wanting to protest?”
The five were taken to an army camp for registration of their protest.
They are members of Dao Din group, an non-governmental organisation in the northeastern region.
Prayut will travel to Kalasin province this afternoon to review the drought situation there.