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Police to summon embassy protesters

Free Youth protesters march on Sathorn Road on their way to the German Embassy on Monday evening. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiartpakun)

Police will summon at least five Free Youth protesters during the Germany embassy rally in Bangkok on Monday after a court on Thursday turned down their request for arrest warrants.

Thung Mahamek police on Wednesday sought to arrest five protesters on sedition and other charges for their roles during the demonstration at the embassy where the protesters submitted a letter to the ambassador.  

The five are Patsaravalee Tanakitvibulpon, 25, Korakot Saengyenphan, 28, Chanin Wongsri, 20, Cholathit Chote-sawat, 21, and Benja Apan, 21. 

The South Bangkok Criminal Court dismissed the request, citing a number of reasons — the suspects are students, the rally was short, there…

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