Even if you are someone who has long known that the anti-democrats are guarded and run by thugs, the most recent report in Khaosod is something of a shock, if only for the brutality shown to a relatively poor individual.
The newspaper reports a “savage stabbing by a group of anti-government militants has left an ice delivery man in a coma…”.
The victim was an ice delivery man on his round, delivering to a customer on Phahonyothin Road at 11 p.m. on 10 May. After he accidentally knocked over a traffic cone placed on the road by anti-democrat guards, they set upon him and “stabbed him repeatedly, despite protests from [his] pregnant wife who was in the truck as well.” The guards chased off his wife and left the man for dead.
This savage incident is just one of many over the six months the anti-democrats have been at large. If they ever get their political way, thuggery, intimidation and fascism will be their stock in trade.
Update: Perhaps you wondered what the anti-democrat leadership thought of their thugs? Naturally, they love them. Even the “Buddhist monk” who leads some of the worst offenders defends them. “Buddha Issara” is quoted in Khaosod as stating:
“We want to maintain security for our brothers and sisters,” Buddha Issara said. “It may affect your traveling, but if you understand the situation and don’t let your emotion cloud your judgment, I think, every side will understand our actions.”