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Thai Cops Join The Latest Internet Trend

The “Tetris Challenge” is a meme which involves emergency responders around the world posing like action figures lined up along with the tools and equipment that they use. The police of northern Thailand just tried this challenge, which attracted considerable attention.

In a photo posted by the Region 5 Police’s official Facebook account, a squad of police patrol are shown lying flat on the pavement, their equipment scattered all around them – from motorcycles and checkpoint signs to first aid kits and tridents.
The tridents, by the way, are described by one policeman as a vital tool for fighting “knife-wielding madmen” (oddly specific?).

A police officer, who refused to be named as his station does not allow policemen to talk to the media, states that the photoshoot took place at Lampang Police Station on Oct. 8. All instruments seen in the photo are always carried by every patrol car.

“We want to show the equipment we carry all the time,” ... “It’s the policy of Region 5 Police. We must be prepared at all times.”
He said one of his colleagues came up with the idea after seeing emergency responders in other countries participating in the meme.

What are your thoughts on this one?

(Image Credit: Region 5 Police/ Facebook)

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