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Police to summon Thanathorn over skywalk gathering

Dec 23. 2019
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By The Nation

Police will summon Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and party member Pirattachot Chantara-Khajon to Pathumwan police station on December 27 at 10 am after Palang Pracharath Party member Sonthiya Sawasdee filed a complaint against Thanathorn over a gathering on the Pathumwan intersection skywalk on December 14, Bangkok metropolitan police chief Pakkapong Pongpetra said on Monday (December 23). 

Other core Future Forward members – secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, spokeswoman Pannika Wanich and MP Pitha Limcharoenrat – have not received any summon yet. 

Officers sent a letter of request to the Parliament president to issue a warrant for both Thanathorn and Pirattachot.

Pakkapong affirmed that there is no persecution in this case. 

Police have accused them of violence under the Public Assembly Act of 2015, gathering without seeking permission, blocking or obstructing people from accessing a train station, obstructing the public from using a public place or causing unreasonable inconvenience to any person, and using an electric amplifier without notifying the police.

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