On May the seventeenth, Thai social media widely shared and criticized a clip of a German tourist being kicked in the face by a motorcycle taxi driver in Thailand’s resort of Pattaya. Forty eight year old Suntorn Sangkham was taken into custody and charged with assault. Police said Andreas Bruer, was given a ticket and his rented motorcycle was locked at a checkpoint for riding the bike without a proper driving license. However, the tourist resisted and got involved in an argument with police. Suntorn saw the incident, got involved and attacked the tourist. Suntorn claimed Bruer had made an impolite gesture first.

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