Another Abhisit flip-flop vendor arrestedSubmitted by prachatai on Sun, 21/11/2010 - 05:52
Police arrested a flip-flop vendor at the red shirt rally at Ratchaprasong intersection, and confiscated about 100 pairs of flip-flops bearing the PM’s face.
ASTV-Manager reports that at 9 pm on 19 Nov, police arrested Kornkamon Pornhit who was selling flip-flops printed with the face of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at the red-shirt rally at Ratchaprasong intersection, and confiscated about 100 pairs.
Pol Maj Gen Ronnasilp Pusara, Metropolitan Police commander, said that the police made the arrest to check whether the flip-flops were considered items prohibited by the announcement of the Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) or not. However, he said that the vendor might probably be fined only for obstructing the footpath.
Earlier, at about 11.30 am, Army Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, in his capacity of Head of the Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation, issued a CRES order under the Emergency Decree to prohibit possession or distribution of any goods, clothing, or other materials which bear pictures, illustrations or anything that will instigate unrest or cause disunity among the public.
The penalty for the offence is imprisonment for up to two years, or a fine of up to 40,000 baht, or both.