Thai police seeking graffiti artists who defaced court signposts

Thai police seeking graffiti artists who defaced court signposts

Police are viewing footage from security cameras installed at the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road to identify people responsible for graffiti painted on signposts outside the court.

In a crime that may constitute contempt of court, graffiti artists sprayed black paint on the wall outside the court and at a bus-stop near the entrance to the court. The graffiti was spotted by security guards who inspected the premises at dawn yesterday.

Borwornsak Thaweewat, spokesman of the Office of the Courts of Justice, said he filed a complaint at Phaholyothin police station. Police were yet to decide if the graffiti was politically motivated or not and said they would have to check the security camera footage, he said.

The court will also have to consider if the action constitutes contempt of court, Borwornsak said.

A source said the graffiti looked like the letter "A" in the Roman alphabet with a circle around the letter, similar to the anarchy symbol. It is also similar to the symbol used by Captain America in the film "Avengers: Age of Ultron", that was popular with Thai moviegoers.

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