BANGKOK, 25 June 2013 Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikua is urging the Guy Fawkes masked group to consider taking off their masks in their anti-government movement to avoid confusion with robbery at a 7-Eleven convenience store in which criminals were wearing the same mask.
Mr. Nattawut said he believed the recent robbery at 7-Eleven store by a group of thieves wearing Guy Fawkes masks has nothing to do with the Red Shirt members or the government as they have no reasons to defame the protesters.
However, he said the current political movement might give the criminals an idea to take advantage of this opportunity and use the masks in their robbery to draw the attention away from their true identities. He also believed the store robbers were not the real anti-government protesters either. He urged the group to remove the mask during their protest.