Police detain 8 student activists before their anti-coup sandwiches activity
Sun, 22/06/2014 - 16:57 | by prachatai
UPDATE: 5 p.m. a man was arrested by plainclothes officers in a separate event where he was sitting alone in front of Siam Paragon Mall while eating sandwich and reading the book 1984.
The police on Sunday around 4 p.m. detains at least eight student activists from the Thai Student Center for Democracy group, just half an hour before their planned activity to hand out sandwiches as symbolic protest against the coup at Siam Paragon Mall.
Three of the students were detained at a hotel nearby the mall when they were requested for some “talks.” They were not released from the talk and threatened of being arrested if they leave the room.
While the other five students were arrested by the plainclothes police while carrying sandwiches and other materials for the activity. They were now taken to the Pathumwan Police Station.
Names of the students under police detention are Cholthicha Jaengrew, Rangsiman Rome Teerachai, Seksan Saisueb, Sirawit Serithiwat, Piyarat Chongthep, Worapipat Lampat. The rest is still unknown.
Previously the student group carried out anti-coup activities by handing out sandwiches at Kasetsart University and Thammasat University, but no one was arrested. The police deputy commissioner later said he would pass the collected information about the activists who led the activities and pass it to the military to prosecute them.