TWO STUDENT leaders and six other activists summoned by Mueang Khon Kaen police station marched through this northeastern city to drum up support for democracy and push various reforms at 9 a.m. this morning (Sep. 10), Thai Rath newspaper reported.
Mr. Parit Chivarak, or Penguin, and Mr. Jarupat Boonpattararaksa, or Phai Dao Din, the leader of Khon Kaen’s Phor Kan Thee (That’s Enough) group, marched from Chomphon Sarit Thanarat Monument to the police station and stopped at Khon Kaen Wittayayon School to give speeches to the students, urging them to push for the reform of the education system and give the Hunger Games salute.
They then marched to this city’s Democracy Monument where they took turns in climbing onto a vehicle to give speeches via an amplifier to other students and the general public. They urged them to join their movement which is calling for the dissolution of Parliament under new rules and no coup d’etat among other demands.
Parit said he had given speeches in the northeast often and did not expect to be summoned by the police. However he added that he was not worried even though he had been summoned to face 18 cases because a warrior had to suffer some wounds, while confirming he would continue upholding democracy.
After that the whole crowd marched to the police station where preparation had been made to prevent any violence.
The student leaders and six others summoned by Khon Kaen police holding their activities this morning. Photos: Thai Rath