Soldiers remove Pheu Thai sticker from Chiang Mai squid vendor’s shop as they order no use of political symbol

After soldiers last week forced a squid vendor in Chiang Mai to remove his red T-shirt with a red-shirt leader’s face as he was selling the squid on the street, a different group of army personnel visited the squid shop again on Tuesday and removed stickers with the Pheu Thai party logo and its slogan from an ice box used in the shop. 
 
Five soldiers approached the shop on Thipanet Rd., Mueang Chiang Mai District in a Humvee at around 2.30 p.m. and walked around the shop as they claimed to be checking “order” in the place. The officers also took photos of the shop, its customers and stickers and banners in the shop. 
 

Soldiers visited the squid shop where last week the owner was forced to take off his red shirt
 
The soldiers removed stickers with the Pheu Thai logo and its slogan stating "reduce expense, increase income" from an ice box as they apologised to the shop owner, saying that the military did not want to see political symbols in public.
 

Ice box with sticker of Pheu Thai party logo and slogan removed
 
Earlier on June 29, a group of soldiers came to the shop and forced the squid seller and shop owner, Wasan (last name not revealed) to remove his red shirt, citing the need for unity and preventing rifts. After complaints to the Commanding General of the Chiang Mai Army Circle, the soldiers apologised for their act and returned the red T-shirt to Wasan. 
 
Wasan was not at the shop as the soldiers visited this time, but his wife, their daughter and assistants were there, and the wife said she felt unsafe and threatened by the military. 
 
She said after her husband was forced to remove his T-shirt, the soldiers still visited the shop twice for surveillance and to take photos of the shop. 
 
 
Shop owner's wife distressed as after multiple visits by the army 

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