Protestor headbutts Russian in Pattaya
After an argument with a Pro-democracy protest leader, one Russian national was left injured after a head butt to the face as he was standing with his daughter. The incident happened in Chonburi province on Sunday evening, local police said.
As many as 30 pro-democracy protesters that go by the name of “Ratsadon Pattaya” had a mass gathering on Sunday at 6 pm at Jomtien Beach.
The protest leaders took turns in giving anti-government speeches, both in Thai and in English, urging Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign.
Among them were political activists Sirawith “Ja New” Seritiwat and Narathiwat “Ken” Khamma.
Witnesses said that while Sirawith was giving a speech on the stage, a commotion occurred at the protest venue when a foreign tourist got into a heated argument with Narathiwat.
As you can clearly see in the video, the leader of the protesters then headbutted the Russian and pushed him to the ground.
Police officers monitoring the situation intervened immediately while the protesters dispersed shortly after the incident.
The injured 52-year-old Russian, who was visiting the scene with his 10-year-old daughter, had blood all over his face.
After the man was treated for his injury, he and Narathiwat were brought to Muang Pattaya Police Station for questioning.
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