Nonthaburi protesters threw fermented fish at PM Prayut’s van

Yesterday’s visit to Nonthaburi could not have gone exactly as planned for PM Prayut Chan-o-cha as he was met by a horde of disapproving local residents including some protesters that threw smelly fermented fish at his van.
The Prime Minister was greeted by each supporters and opponents as he came to inspect the flood wall along the Chao Phraya River. Authorities had feared that with the runoff from the heavy storms within the North and the dams above releasing large amounts of water, Bangkok could be hit with overflowing floods. Fortunately, the flowing river stayed 1.5 metres below the embankment thus far.
PM Prayut has been making the rounds in Thailand, surveying various flooded areas and inspecting flood preparations. But because the Prime Minister arrived at the Nonthaburi Pier, protesters recognized his van and shouted and show their disapproval. Video footage confirmed angry residents throwing water bottles and fermented fish, known for its sturdy odour. Some have been even seen kicking the van because it drove through the gang.
Crowd management police took action to corral the protesters with the prime minister’s safety group coordinating with police to keep PM Prayut out of harm’s means. Being pushed back and restricted solely furthered the crowd’s anger.
Final jumped on a ship to survey the flood partitions earlier than stopping at Kiak Kai Pier the place he appeared to obtain a more pleasant reception from members of the Talad Kwan neighborhood. His safety team brought his van to that location to select him up.
In Chaiyaphum on Wednesday, PM Prayut was met with opposition as well, with protesters shouting at him until police referred to as them an embarrassment to the province. Today Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan will journey on an identical mission to Nakhon Ratchasima in the northeast to survey the flooding state of affairs in the province..

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