This is that amazing moment when police officers, who were tasked to block and fight protesters, decided to lay down their weapons, declare a truce, and join forces to fight the power. It may sound unbelievable to some but yes, this really happened recently in Thailand.
As you can see in the images below, the cops laid down their helmets and barricades on the ground as a symbol of peace and unity with the protesters. Members from the two groups can be seen embracing each other – and tears of joy were even shed.
It turned out to be a peaceful protest!
In a report posted by the True Activist website, we learn that the gathering protesters “explained that their goal is to destroy the political machine of former Prime Minister Thakskin Shinawatra, who is accused of widespread corruption and abuse of power.”
Current Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is actually the sister of Thakskin and many see her as her brother’s puppet.
Suthep Thaugsuban, leader of the protest against the Shinawatra government, planned to storm the Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau along with his group. Much to their surprise, the authorities did not attempt to disperse them but instead expressed willingness to join their cause.
Watch CNN’s report of the inspiring moment here:
The merging of the two forces mostly earned positive reaction on social media.
One netizen wrote:
“These are the righteous law enforcers. They listen to reason & then only take side of the righteous instead of ‘I must do whatever wrongthings my boss told me to do so’. Bravo to the true human race.”
“It’s about time that the police and people stop fighting. Too bad Americans are to stupid to do the same. What next, maybe they need to start arresting the politicians and bankers.”
Meanwhile, there are also those with a different viewpoint of what happened, such as one commenter who said:
“While this is a very cool story at first glance, I’m skeptical as to whether the move had anything to do with the actual convictions of the officers involved. I may be misinformed mind, but the information I have at hand is that the protesters are politically sided with the moneyed elite, whose political party is advocating for a non-elected power block to be installed in parliament. Thaksin may be corrupt, but his party has been elected and reelected time and time again, and removed by non-democratic means each time.”
Regardless of people’s opinions, the entire world currently has its eyes fixed on Thailand, waiting to see what will happen next.
Two Nuns Embezzle $500K from Catholic School for Las Vegas Gambling Trips
They’re now asking for “forgiveness and prayer,” according to the monsignor.
Two nuns from a Catholic school in Southern California has reportedly stolen a "substantial amount" of money for vacations and gambling trips in Las Vegas. Michael Meyers, monsignor of the St. James Catholic School, addressed the controversy in a recent letter to parishioners.
According to Meyers, internal investigations have confirmed that Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang have used school funds. Kreuper worked for 28 years in the school and was serving as principal at the time of her retirement. Chang was an eight grade teacher and has been there for the past 20 years. Both have retired earlier this year.
How One Man Rigged The Lottery And Won 5 Times Before Finally Getting Caught
It all started with a joke – it led to being the biggest scam in US lotto history.
It all started with a joke told by a colleague and it eventually led to one of the biggest crimes in the history of US lottery. At the time, Eddie Tipton was working as a software programmer and IT security head for Iowa’s Multi-State Lottery Association when company accountant Gene Schaller suddenly quipped “Hey, did you put your secret numbers in there?”
The thought then planted an idea in Tipton’s mind. Yes, he can actually write a code that could rig the lottery draw if he wanted – and he began working on it soon thereafter.
From 2005 until his arrest in 2015, Eddie Tipton scammed the lottery and won 5 times.
Tourists Evacuated After 40ft Wave Wiped Out Hotel Balconies In Tenerife
This is devastating!
Tenerife has been devastated by the “worst storm in 40 years” as authorities closed tourist areas amid fears of looting in damaged homes and hotels. Towering 40ft waves slammed the Spanish island, leaving holidaymakers with no choice but to evacuate the area.
Footage shows waves reaching the third-floor of a block of flats in Mesa del Mar in the north-west of Tenerife. Fierce storms led to restaurant windows being smashed, cars being swept away, and tourist spots severely destroyed.