8 student activists arrested for distributing anti-coup leafletsSubmitted by editor1 on Mon, 24/11/2014 - 16:03
Eight student activists, including a student who was arrested for giving the anti-coup three-fingered salute at the Hunger Games 3 premiere last week, were arrested after they distributed anti-coup leaflets at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan campus.
Most of the students are from the League of Liberal Thammasat for Democracy. Natchacha Kongudom, a Bangkok University student who was arrested on Thursday, also joined them.
At press time, the police had taken them to police stations. Six were taken to Chana Songkram and two were taken to Samranrat Police Station.
On the leaflet is a poem by Jit Phumisak, the late Thai poet and communist rebel, reads "In an era of darkness, rule is by the gun, but people will still be people." The poem has become the talk of the town recently after Somsak Jeamteerasakul, a Thammasat historian who now lives in self-exile in France, featured the poem on his Facebook cover.
At 7.40 pm, the eight student activists were released with no charge, but were forced to sign the military-drafted agreement that they will stop political activities.