‘Do not insult the king’: Disturbed ultraroyalist assaults elderly activist

A violence-prone ultraroyalist who has attacked people in public without consequence assaulted a 68-year-old woman yesterday on a downtown skywalk. 

Kaneshpitsanuthep “K 100 million” Chakkraphopmahadecha on Tuesday evening was in the custody of the Pathum Wan Police after he assaulted Worawan Sae-ung, aka “Auntie Pao,” who is a familiar face at anti-government protests

A recording of the assault appears to show Kaneshpitsanuthep approach Worawan and tell her “Do not insult the king.” He then strikes the elderly woman, who falls onto the ground. She was injured on the left side of her face. 

Kaneshpitsanuthep was charged with assault, according to Col. Pansa Amara of Pathum Wan Police. He will be held at the Pathumwan Municipal Court for fear that he will cause further harm.

Worawan was attending an event called Draw Kitties, Release Our Friends, at which participants drew cats and wrote letters to incarcerated activists. The event was hosted by activist group Dem Hope, which first alerted people to the assault at around 5pm. 

Kaneshpitsanuthep has never been held to account for a string of outrageous disturbances over the years, including going on a rampage at Suvarnabhumi Airport and injuring shoppers with broken glass earlier this year at a downtown mall. He is also known for releasing cobras in the street and cutting himself with a knife. 

The man was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with his medical history indicating that he visited Somdej Chao Phraya Hospital for treatment several times between April 2019 and May 2019 but was not admitted.

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