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No punishment for protesting at Sanam Luang, says City Hall

Sep 21. 2020
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By The Nation

City authorities will not take legal action against protesters for using Sanam Luang as a rally site, a senior Bangkok official said on Monday.

Suradet Amnuaisarn, Phra Nakhon district director, said Sanam Luang suffered no serious harm during the weekend’s mass protest, but damage was being evaluated to report to police.

The district chief asked people to respect the regulation that Sanam Luang was only to be used as a leisure area from 5am to 10pm or for royal ceremonies, national ceremonies and sports competitions.

However, the regulation carried a warning rather than punishment for those who disobeyed it, he added.

Meanwhile, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration would not get involved in politics, and it was up to security forces to decide whether protesters had violated the law, he said.

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