Thai Police to Charge High School Students for Joining Protest

Thai police said they will charge two high school students for joining a protest last month.

Thai police said they will charge two high school students for joining a protest last month. 

Benjamaporn “Ploy” Nivas, 15 and Lopnaphat “Min” Wangsit, 17, are student leaders of the Bad Students movement, a group calling for educational reforms in the Thai school system. 

Police spokesman Yingyos Thepchamnong said the students have been summoned for violating the emergency decree. They are to report to Lumpini police on November 30. 

On a Facebook post, showing the official police summons, the group said, “Urgent! Ploy Benjamaporn, a Mathayom Suksa 4 student, and Min Lopnaphat, a Mathayom Suksa 6 student, received police summonses for violating the emergency decree. This is intimidation by the state against youths aged below 18. Is the country called the ‘land of compromise’ as said? Should every group move ‘one step back’ as said?”

Despite this, the Bad Student group will push through with the protest on Saturday. 


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