Food delivery rider arrested for trying to set fire to royal portrait

 Food delivery rider arrested for trying to set fire to royal portrait

Thanon Ratchadamnoen Nok (Outer Ratchadamnoen Avenue) viewed from Phan Fa Lilat Bridge; the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is visible in the distance. Photo: Maythee Anegboonlap (IIun). CC BY-SA 2.0.



A rider working for a food delivery app was arrested last night (Monday) at his home in Pathum Thani’s Rangsit area, after an alleged attempt to set fire to a royal portrait during the anti-government protest on Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Nok Road on Sunday.

Caught on camera pouring petrol on and setting fire to the base of a large portrait of the King, amid calls by police to stop, the 25-year-old man is facing charges of lèse majesté, arson and violation of the Emergency Decree’s ban on gatherings.

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By Thai PBS World



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