Detained Redshirt Leader Urges Thais to Stop Anti-Coup Protests

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK — Sombat Boonngamanong, a prominent red-shirt figure, said on Friday morning that he wants to be part of the reconciliation process, asking his followers to be more subtle when showing their opposition to the junta.

About a hundred people visited the red-shirt leader at the Bangkok Remand Prison at 11 am on Friday. When Sombat arrived at the visiting room, the visitors flashed three-finger salutes from the Hunger Games and shouted messages of moral support. 

Other political prisoners and lèse majesté prisoners, including Somyos PruksakasemsukJeng Dokjik, Ekkachai H., also showed up along with Sombat. 

Sombat told the media in the visiting cell that instead of gathering against the coup, protesters should show their opposition to the coup by wearing red shirts every Sunday. 

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