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Two 8-year-old girls arrested for tearing down pink election posters because they wanted to use the paper

By Mason White 3:14 AM July 27, 2016
Wall poster (illustration) 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Two young girls were arrested on a charge of violating campaigning rules after allegedly tearing down election posters because they wanted to use the paper, according to police in Thailand.

Kamphaeng Phet police said that the two 8-year-old girls, who were not identified, wanted to use the paper for themselves because they like the color pink.

The girls were charged with violating campaigning rules and destroying public property. They will not face any punishment due to their young age.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Sunday. The girls left school and were walking home when the encountered the campaign posters.

The girls told the police that they decided to tear down the posters and use the paper for themselves as the like the color pink. However, they were caught in the act, and were arrested.

The country has strict campaign laws, banning residents from discussing the upcoming vote. Those convicted of violating the laws face up to 10 years in prison.