Photo: Songtham Kaewpanpruk's Facebook
Photo: Songtham Kaewpanpruk's Facebook

A political activist detained after tearing ballot

politics August 07, 2016 13:30

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A man was arrested on Sunday after tearing a referendum ballot inside a polling booth in Bang Na district.

He said he was not insane and ready to take responsibility for what he did.

The man was identified as Piyarat Jongthep, a political activist. He wore a t-shirt which said “No Coup” to the booth and shouted, “Dictators ruined and long live democracy,” before tearing the ballot.

“I’m in full consciousness and have not had mental illness and been under any influence. I will not escape as I take responsibility for my action,” he said.
Before coming to vote, Piyarat wrote on his Facebook page, condemning the dictatorship and hoping people would have new lives after the dictators disappeared.