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Grief after Thai king's death spills into anger

  • Mourners line up as they gather to pay their respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Tens of thousands of people are thronging at the palace complex to pay their last respects to a beloved monarch who dominated the memories of generations of Thais. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Mourners line up as they gather to pay their respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Tens of thousands of people are thronging at the palace complex to pay their last respects to a beloved monarch who dominated the memories of generations of Thais. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from video taken on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, Umaporn Sarasat, 43, pays respects in front of a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Koh Samui, Thailand. She is accused of insulting the country's late king and was forced to kneel before his portrait outside a police station on the tourist island of Samui as several hundred people bayed for an apology. (AP Photo)

    In this image made from video taken on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, Umaporn Sarasat, 43, pays respects in front of a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Koh Samui, Thailand. She is accused of insulting the country's late king and was forced to kneel before his portrait outside a police station on the tourist island of Samui as several hundred people bayed for an apology. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from video taken on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, a woman holds a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they publicly shame Umaporn Sarasat as she arrives at a police station to face charges of insulting the monarchy in Koh Samui, Thailand. A Thai woman accused of insulting the country's late king was forced to kneel before his portrait outside a police station on the tourist island of Samui as several hundred people bayed for an apology. (AP Photo)

    In this image made from video taken on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, a woman holds a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they publicly shame Umaporn Sarasat as she arrives at a police station to face charges of insulting the monarchy in Koh Samui, Thailand. A Thai woman accused of insulting the country's late king was forced to kneel before his portrait outside a police station on the tourist island of Samui as several hundred people bayed for an apology. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

A Thai woman accused of insulting the country's late king was forced to kneel before his portrait outside a police station on the island of Samui as several hundred people bayed for an apology.

The woman's arrest and public shaming on Sunday was the latest of several such incidents since King Bhumibol Adulyadej died last week, plunging Thailand into mourning.

Authorities are also urging calm as social media throbs with criticism of people who aren't wearing black and white clothing to mourn the revered monarch. A government spokesman said some Thais can't afford mourning clothes and urged tolerance.

There have been reports of price gouging as demand for such clothing has surged.

Foreign governments have warned citizens in Thailand to avoid behavior that could be interpreted as disrespectful.