Demonstrators, online offenders will be arrested

Pol Maj Gen Yingyot Thepjamnong, spokesman of the Royal Thai Police Office, left, and his deputy Pol Col Siriwat Deepor make their announcement at the Royal Thai Police Office in Bangkok on Friday. (Photo supplied)

Police have warned that people will be arrested if they take part in demonstrations prohibited by the state of emergency, or if they post illegal messages online.

Pol Maj Gen Yingyot Thepjamnong, the police spokesman, said on Friday that law enforcement was being intensified against Bangkok demonstrators who broke the law.

The emergency decree bans public gatherings of more than four people. 

“Rallies cannot be organised. Police will take legal action. Offenders must be prosecuted.

“Legal action can be taken retroactively. It will be done in compliance with human rights and international…

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