King praises counter-protester that went viral for confronting pro-democracy protesters

His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn on Friday night praised a man whose counter-protest and pledge of loyalty in front of pro-democracy protesters went viral.

Both King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida were greeting well-wishers as part of the commemoration of Chulalongkorn when Her Majesty the Queen recognized the man.

The King then praised the man saying, “Good job, very brave, thank you.”

The man, identified as Thitiwat Thanagaroon, later posted on his Facebook that “the King recognized me, this is the high point of my life.”

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