Tuesday 18 March 2003
Sacrificing his life for the disabled: Mr. Tawee Konharn and Mr. Vichai Pansri (in back), two blind lottery vendors, threaten to blow themselves up if the government goes ahead with plans to take the national lottery on line. Each man has tied a gallon of gasoline to himself, their trouser pockets are crammed with ten ping-pong balls filled with explosives, and around their necks are hung signs reading "To sacrifice my life to fight on-line lottery" and "Society falls apart, on-line has come". Later they are overcome by police officers and arrested.