808 Festival safety guards accused of sexual assault, touching ‘pussy’

Secure of music lovers accused security guards of touching their “pussy” and “sexual assault” at a Bangkok music competition over the weekend.
The victims complained they had their non-public components groped by guards as they have been searched previous to coming into the three-day 808 Festival at BITEC Bang Na held between December September 11.
One woman, Hitomi Okemoto, told Coconuts that the guards touched all the ladies coming into the festival inappropriately “between [the] legs, they actually touched pussy over clothes” and “touched my nipple immediately.”
Disgruntled Okemoto also printed pictures and movies of other attendees being groped.
“I’ve been to different festivals in Thailand, and [nothing occurred like] this sexual body examine before. It was way too much, I think different girls also felt disgusted and scared and unhappy.
“I hope they don’t make any cash subsequent 12 months after harassing ladies like this.”
A Thai reporter also witnessed safety guards touching women and men beneath underwear with their bare palms before they were allowed to enter the venue. Men were assigned to the boys, and ladies checked the women.
Several ladies reckoned the guards appeared to be concentrating on the ladies greater than the boys.
Festival organizers defended the non-public security guards saying they were “police on the lookout for drugs” and that they “had no management over it.”
“Every competition is subjected to body searches. It’s a regular process.”
Research defended safety touching naked breasts. They said…
“There is an indication written on the entry area that mentions this.”
Okemoto said she saw no such indicators.
“I hope organizers can clarify without mendacity as a result of they only told me they have been Thai government officers and that they couldn’t do something about it.”
The Security AF Team head of safety, Eiw, said he was unaware of any inappropriate touching, adding they had been simply following orders.
“The means we work is to forestall medicine from coming into the pageant. The means individuals bring in medicine are hidden in places that we can’t reach.
“We have been simply doing our job. By day three of the competition, more and more people had been caught with drugs, a minimal of over a hundred individuals. We take photos and ship them to the police. We simply need to present a safe house for all and to warn individuals to not take drugs.”
Despite what the head of safety informed Okemoto, she mentioned there were no indicators warning folks of the search methods.
A media relations publicist for the competition confirmed that they hired the security team and in addition defended the searches as “necessary” as a outcome of this year’s strict no-drug policy.
The publicist, who declined to give her title, mentioned that Okemoto had exaggerated her experience. The video seems to disclose in any other case.



One Thai netizen said…
“It’s sexual assault. No one should accept this. It is not traditional in Thailand. These behaviours must be denounced, the organizers are responsible.”
In September, comparable complaints have been made about security at another EDM occasion, the Together Festival. Women complained they have been touched underneath their bras while males mentioned safety touched their testicles.
Okemoto questioned whether or not these practices are regular in Thailand..

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