Plain-clothes police force women into taxi for making three-finger saluteBy Bangkok Pundit Jun 02, 2014 7:30AM UTC
We have had people summoned and then detained for criticising the junta, protesters detained for protesting and someone displaying a t-shirt saying “peace please” has also been detained, so there is certainly a low threshold to be detained, but the below is something new:
Thai plain cloth police officers, right, and 3rd right, force a protester on to a taxi during an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, June 1, 2014. Hundreds of demonstrators shouting “Freedom!” and “Democracy!” gathered Sunday near a major shopping mall in downtown Bangkok to denounce the country’s May 22 coup despite a lockdown by soldiers of some of the city’s major intersections. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
BP: The Bangkok Post has more dramatic footage as they have a video and their description is, “A woman was forced into a taxi by suspected plainclothes police officers after she allegedly flashed three-finger signs signalling her opposition to the military coup near Asoke BTS station this afternoon”.* Authorities using taxis to transport detainees?
* Comments in the post on the Bangkok Post site are……interesting to say the least…..