Thai Pro-democracy WeVo protest guard, Toto, granted temporary release after being detained for allegedly assaulting police officials during protest in early March

Bangkok –

The Criminal Court today, April 2nd, has approved a temporary release of WeVo (We Volunteer) guard leader Piyarat “Toto” Chongthep.

Toto was arrested at the Major Cineplex Ratchayothin of the capital during a pro-democracy march to the Criminal Court in the late evening of March 6th.

According to the Bangkok police, Toto and other protest guards were carrying a weapon and physically assaulted several riot police during the arrest. He was detained at Bangkok Remand Prison for 26 days before the Court hearing this afternoon.

As of this evening, Toto was granted bail with bail money of 45,000 baht under the condition that he must not carry a weapon to join a pro-democracy protest and must not use force against police officials.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.