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Photo of Suthep’s ‘Armed Escort’ Explained

BANGKOK – The armed men seen standing next to conservative Thai activist-turned-monk Suthep Thaugsuban were not his personal guards, the monk’s brother said today.

Thani Thaugsuban was referring to a widely-shared photo of Suthep seated in a temple, flanked by two black-clad men who appear to be holding a submachine gun and an assault rifle.

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