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<p>Uniformed and plainclothes officers have fenced off a plaque commemorating a teenager who was shot dead seven years ago during the government’s crackdown on red shirt protesters. Officers loitered around as loved ones commemorated the boy’s passing.</p>
<p class="rteleft">Phansak Srithep has finished a long walk from Chiang Mai to Fang District to report to local police following complaints lodged against him by a monk with whom he had a heated dispute on Facebook over political conflicts.</p>
By Panithita Kiatsupimon |
<p><em>Samaphan Srithep or Cher, 17, was fatally shot at Soi Rang Nam on 15 May. &nbsp;His elder sister wrote about him on her Facebook.</em></p> <p>I often thought of him as a &ldquo;badly brought up&rdquo; kid. He was annoying, impertinent, had a gift of bad timing. He was also provocative, and a bit unhinged.&nbsp;</p> <p>I had even thought that if he carried on this way, he would probably &ldquo;die before he has lived.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>