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Student protest leader Parit arrested by police

Aug 14. 2020
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Parit Chiwarak today (August 14) became the latest prominent student activist to be arrested by police.

Parit, nicknamed Penguin, was detained at 4.20pm in Nonthaburi province and reportedly taken to Samranrat police station.

In the video clip of this arrest published through his Facebook page, Parit said: “I do not accept this procedure, as well as the powers behind this action.”

Parit gave a speech at a rally held at Thammasat University’s Rangsit Campus on Monday (August 10) in which students also released a 10-point manifesto for reform of the monarchy.

Police have charged him with sedition, obstructing traffic, and using an amplifier without permission.

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