Thanon Ratchadamnoen Nok (Outer Ratchadamnoen Avenue) viewed from Phan Fa Lilat Bridge; the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is visible in the distance

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

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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