Protester caught with police gear

An anti-government protester was arrested on Saturday for allegedly breaking into police vehicles to steal police gear during Thursday's violence at the Thai-Japanese sports complex.

At the time of his arrest, Theppong Moonsombat, 20, had in his possession police attire, tactical tools and two bulletproof vests.

Officers said Mr Theppong confessed that he was at the sports complex in Din Deang district as a member of the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT).

He said he broke into police vehicles when officers were retreating during the subsequent violent clashes with protesters trying to block political party registration for the Feb 2 election.

He was charged for illegal possession of armour and taken to Bang Rak police station for further proceedings.

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Discussion 1 : 29/12/2013 at 11:43 AM
what does a student look like? i think if truth be known, the vast majority of 'the students network' are anything but students! most are trouble makers and instigators!
Discussion 2 : 29/12/2013 at 10:31 AM
Yeah, I hate it when police doesn´t have the physical appearance I want them to have...
Discussion 3 : 29/12/2013 at 10:18 AM
When it is so clear what is going on here, why does the Western Media twist everything around, remember what they do with the news in their own country as well, it is all sponsored.
Discussion 4 : 29/12/2013 at 10:15 AM
There is a video if this guy cooperating with the police, clearly a covert operation, shows him with the police earlier on film and later vandalizing a police car, then arrested.
Discussion 5 : 29/12/2013 at 09:33 AM
This is new to me; unless a student protests wearing a uniform he's not a student? There is no required haircut for university students and some universities also do not require any particular uniform.
Discussion 6 : 29/12/2013 at 02:14 AM
The young man doesn't look like a student. Isn't there are dress code containing also rules for hair cuts for them in Thailand. More and more it seems this Students Network is a kind of "Sutheps infantry" doing the dirty jobs now, being used later to become cannon fodder. It's relatively sure that they will regret their today activity...
Discussion 7 : 28/12/2013 at 11:40 PM
Other than the pot-bellied policeman in uniform, the rest look more like 'gun thugs' than members of the police force.
Discussion 8 : 28/12/2013 at 10:37 PM
another propaganda
Discussion 9 : 28/12/2013 at 09:23 PM
when will murder charges be issued against the fugitive's little sister?
Discussion 10 : 28/12/2013 at 09:18 PM
Pity we can't have a look at the photo opportunity of the arrest of the recent murderers.
Discussion 11 : 28/12/2013 at 08:36 PM
That was my first thought as well Sweetlew! Feed the scoucers! Let them know it's Christmas time.
Discussion 12 : 28/12/2013 at 08:04 PM
Pity their boss was not as quick at apprehending a certain Mr Thaksin
Discussion 13 : 28/12/2013 at 07:55 PM
Well if the Police were dumb enough (and I am certain that they are) to leave this stuff in their car then I can only laugh that it got stolen by another Thai at a protest site where the Police were shooting at protesters with bullets either metal or rubber. Bullets kill.
Discussion 14 : 28/12/2013 at 06:42 PM
Not a good thing and shouldn't happen but, as a matter of interest, you can buy any police equipment you want from the store across from Immigration on Suan Phlu. Check it out.
Discussion 15 : 28/12/2013 at 06:34 PM
Ask Suthep to come and bail him.
Discussion 16 : 28/12/2013 at 06:27 PM
That is what you get from a Liverpool fan .... typical scouser 5555
Discussion 17 : 28/12/2013 at 06:02 PM
Please open the door for all the other journalists, now. You KNOW he is not alone in this...

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