(11 December) A police officer in charge of overseeing the anti-government protests on Ratchadamnoen Avenue has been admitted to hospital with severe injuries after he was mobbed by a group of protesters.
Reports say Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Sunthorn Nongyai was filming a man playing guitar in front of a restaurant in the protest site last night when he was spotted by the protesters. The protest guards accused the police officer of spying on them, and reportedly proceeded to kick him in the face.
The guards also took his smartphones. They later blindfolded and handcuffed Pol.Sgt.Maj. Sunthorn before beating him repeatedly, until protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban learned of the incident and ordered the guards to stop.
Reportedly, Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. Sunthorn suffered with head injuries and wound infections in his knees, causing the medical team to operate on his nose and keep him at the hospital.
His condition has been described as severe, but gradually improving.
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