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Students rally to demand ban on liquor selling within 500 metre from campuses

About 30 students and members of an anti-liquor network rallied in front of the government’s public services centre to demand actions against liquor selling near campuses.

Thai students alcohol rallyThe group cited a recent case in which one student of Rangsit University was shot dead and his peers injured by their rivals. The gun attack happened after the student group left a pub near Rangsit University.

The demonstrators handed over an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha demanding that pubs, restaurants and stores within 500 metre radius from a university or a college be banned from selling alcoholic drinks .

The group leader, Mr Thirapat Kahawong, said that liquor selling near campuses was a long overdue problem which has not been resolved because the operators of these venues have treated students as their main patrons.

He also alleged that liquor selling venues were known as the source of brawls among rival youths and sexual intimidation.

Thai PBS

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