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Penguin fires up protesters after huge banner wrapped around monument

JOINING the “Mob Fest” protesters at 8 p.m. this evening (Nov. 14) was Mr. Parit Chivarak, or Penguin, who again called for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign with this coming after the protest guards wrapped a huge cloth banner emblazoned with their hopes and demands around the Democracy Monument, Thai Rath and Sanook.com reported.

Penguin told the rally-goers that before amending the constitution the immediate obstacle has to be removed which is for Gen. Prayut to step down.

This then would open the way for amendment of the constitution, with every section needing change to embed the public version, he added.

Another People’s Party leader Ms. Panusaya Sitthichirawattanakul, or Rung, also showed up at the demonstration but she said she would not be giving a speech and was only there to walk around and give encouragement.

The “Mob Fest’ rally started buzzing at around 6 p.m. after some protesters finished writing their hopes and demands for the country’s future on the huge cloth banner spread on the road and then climbed atop the Democracy Monument to wrap it around.

There was a little chaos in doing this because police were guarding the monument and would not let the  protest guards in. However the guards pushed their way through after police retreated with there being injuries on both sides.


Top: The Democracy Monument cloaked with the huge banner with protesters’ demands written on it and Penguin and Rung at the rally. Photos: Thai Rath





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