14 anti-junta student activists arrested

At 5.30 pm on Friday police arrested 14 activists wanted on arrest warrants for anti-junta activities at their safe house, Suan Nguen Mee Ma, Charoen Krung, Bangkok. 
The police took them to Phra Ratchawang Police Station for interrogation. About 50 people came to give the group moral support. 
The police are expected to take them to Bangkok military court and submit a custody petition. 
The 14 activists are seven members of Dao Din, a student activist group based in Khon Kaen, and seven people accused of violating the junta’s order by gathering in an assembly of five or more people on 22 May, the first anniversary of the military coup. 
The 14 activists on Wednesday joined the Neo Democracy Movement (NDM), an anti-coup group mostly composed of student activists across the country. 
People sing and write banners to give moral support to the 14.
Rangsiman Rome from Thammasat University (black shirt) is arrested at Suan Nguen Mee Ma.
Chatupat Boonpattararaksa from Dao Din (blue shirt) is arrested at Suan Nguen Mee Ma.
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