12 July 2024

A Cambodian man has been arrested by the police on charges of illegal assembly and resisting police arrest, after he allegedly stood on a cargo container and pretended to urinate in the direction of the police, during a protest by the anti-establishment Ratsadon group in front of an army camp in Bang Khen district of Bangkok, on the night of February 28th.

Pol Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said that the man, identified as Sam Sa Mart, was apprehended yesterday in front of a building in Seekan sub-district, in the Don Mueang area.

The individual reportedly admitted that he was the man shown on social media pretending to urinate at the police, who were deployed to prevent the protesters from getting close to the army camp.

Pol Maj-Gen Piya said that 23 protesters have been arrested and 22 more are to be summoned for questioning.

He also disclosed that another protester has been arrested for allegedly lighting a fire in front of Din Daeng police station on the same night, after protesters had dispersed from Bang Khen, adding that seven more people relating to the incident are to be summoned.