Pheu Thai candidate cuts short speech due to suspicious motorcyclists

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The Pheu Thai Party’s candidate for a Parliamentary seat in Sattahip cut short one of his final stump speeches after masked motorcyclists repeatedly circled his rally, prompting fears of violence.

Adm. Surapol Chandang had been giving his standard platform speech at Chong Samaesarn Temple June 29 when the black-clad riders, with full-face helmets, drove suspiciously around the perimeter of the crowd.

Worried about helmeted motorcyclists circling his rally, Adm. Surapol Chandang cut short his campaign speech. Worried about helmeted motorcyclists circling his rally, Adm. Surapol Chandang cut short his campaign speech.

Fearful they might be violent agents of political rivals, the candidate cut short his speech and urged the crowd to disperse.

The speaker’s area supposedly was being protected by 15 uniformed and undercover police officers.