Two Italian men arrested for disrespecting the Thai flag.

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Two Italian men arrested for disrespecting the Thai flag.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:28 am

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The original video, that went viral after being posted on social media, shows two foreign men ripping down and trampling all over several Thai National flags at a shopping area in Krabi. The Thai online communities were outraged and police were quick to set up a man hunt in order the catch the culprits.

Well impressively, it took less than 2 days for police to track down the two guys and bring them in for sentencing. No names have been given yet, but we do know that they are Italian Nationals, one aged 20 years old, and the other, 18.

They have been slammed on social media, being called just about every name under the sun, and being warned by several people to be very careful when travelling anywhere within Thailand. Over 336,000 people viewed the original video and over 770 comments were made.

A new video has been released as well as pictures of the two culprits in police custody. They were filmed making an apology in the video it shows them wai before saying, “We are really sorry about that, we didn’t mean it at all. We are from another country. In our country, the flag isn’t so important. We were really, really drunk. We like the Thai people, we like the Thai country, we like everything but we didn’t know about that law. We just want to say that we’re really, really sorry. Khor thot krub.” ...
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Two Italian men arrested for disrespecting the Thai flag.

Postby rozzieoz » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:17 pm

Fucking morons.
Why would anyone do this??


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Re: Two Italian men arrested for disrespecting the Thai flag.

Postby hanno » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:53 pm

Fucking morons indeed. I mean, you are supposed to be stupid when young, but it was obvious this was going to piss off every Thai.

Jail sentence not exceeding two years which, incidentally, is the same punishment as in Italy...
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Re: Two Italian men arrested for disrespecting the Thai flag.

Postby Kuroneko » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:39 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote: We are from another country. In our country, the flag isn’t so important.
Bullshit "In Italy, desecration of any Italian or foreign nation's national flag is also prohibited by law and punished with fines between €1,000 and €10,000 for verbal desecration and with reclusion up to two years for physical damage or destruction."

Two videos of them tearing down the flags here (starts about 00:45 or so in each video) http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/crime/1 ... -thai-flag
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Postby General Mackevili » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:10 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Bullshit "In Italy, desecration of any Italian or foreign nation's national flag is also prohibited by law and punished with fines between €1,000 and €10,000 for verbal desecration and with reclusion up to two years for physical damage or destruction."
Them savages need FREEDOM. America will come liberate them.
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Postby rozzieoz » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:19 pm

I wonder how other Italians will feel to hear their flag isn't important either. What a couple of muppets.


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Re: Two Italian men arrested for disrespecting the Thai flag.

Postby taabarang » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:39 pm

I don't think they are important at all. I spent my university years when Americans set fire to them, shit on them and omygod used them for intimate undies. Inspite of these travesties I had a full and meaningful life. Your righteous indignation over two immature drunken males is hilarious.
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Re: Two Italian men arrested for disrespecting the Thai flag.

Postby hanno » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:47 pm

taabarang wrote:I don't think they are important at all. I spent my university years when Americans set fire to them, shit on them and omygod used them for intimate undies. Inspite of these travesties I had a full and meaningful life. Your righteous indignation over two immature drunken males is hilarious.
Not every country has a 1st amendment and it is particularly stupid to do this in LOS with the current political climate.
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Re: Two Italian men arrested for disrespecting the Thai flag.

Postby phuketrichard » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:00 pm

hanno wrote:
taabarang wrote:I don't think they are important at all. I spent my university years when Americans set fire to them, shit on them and omygod used them for intimate undies. Inspite of these travesties I had a full and meaningful life. Your righteous indignation over two immature drunken males is hilarious.
Not every country has a 1st amendment and it is particularly stupid to do this in LOS with the current political climate.
Thank god America has the bill of rights
Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I do recall a few times watching our flag burn

These guys were really stupid, immature, but thats kids for ya
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Re: Two Italian men arrested for disrespecting the Thai flag.

Postby bolueeleh » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:01 pm

how do you say rectal prolapse in italian?
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