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Flash mob protest against Prayut on Skytrain


A FLASH MOB demonstration against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took place on the BTS Skytrain this afternoon (Oct. 9) with the protesters dressed in black and some wearing black sunglasses intermittently travelling through five stations, getting off at each one of them then catching the next train, and doing the same on their return journey, Matichon newspaper said.

Led by well-known activist Mr. Sombat Boonngam-anong, or Bor Kor Lai Chud, some demonstrators assembled at BTS Siam Station at around 1 p.m. carrying placards with various messages with one being “Prayut may be some people’s hope but he is the despair of the nation.”

Sombat said today he is launching a flash mob which will end quickly and will wait to see what impact it has.

“We will board the train at Siam station, get off at Ratchathewi, then wait for the next train and continue like this till we reach the fifth station … Then we repeat the trip,” he said. “While on the train we don’t shout, make a noise or disturb other passengers.”

At 1.12 p.m. the demonstrators boarded their first train and by 2.57 p.m. they were back at Siam station. Sombat then said he will wear black clothes every Sunday until the Election Commission announces the general election date.


Scenes from the BTS Skytrain protest today. Photos: Matichon

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