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Demonstrators take a day off to rest

AFTER demonstrators were called to assemble at all stations at 6 p.m. today (Oct. 20) to give the three-finger salute after paying respect to the national anthem the Free Youth group revealed its big surprise, which is that there is no surprise, because they decided to halt rallies for a day, Sanook.com reported. In its

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Special parliament session on October 26-27

THE Cabinet has approved the promulgation of a Royal Decree to open an extraordinary parliamentary session for a general debate without vote under Section 165, TV Channel 7 and INNnews.co.th reported this afternoon (Oct. 20,2020). Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said the government wants to hold this session quickly because parliament is reconvening on November

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Order to suspend use of Telegram messaging app

A LETTER of instructions issued by the chief responsible for resolving a serious emergency situation, number 11/2020, wants the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to suspend the use of Telegram messaging application, Sanook.com reported this afternoon (Oct. 19). This action was taken after protesters moved to distribute news through such apps.

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Rallies in 3 areas of Bangkok ending at 8 p.m.

A PROTEST leader confirmed that rallies taking place today (Oct. 18) in three key areas of Bangkok and neighbouring Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi provinces that started late afternoon will end at 8 a.m., TV Channel 7 reported. In Bangkok demonstrations sprung up at Victory Monument, Asoke and Bangna intersections. The Pathum Thani demonstrators gathered at

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Protesters call off rally after tear gas, water cannons fired

AFTER being hit with tear gas sprayed together with water and several rounds of dye-mixed water cannons the protesters at Pathumwan intersection called off their rally after first trying to withdraw to adjacent Chulalongkorn University campus, Sanook.com reported this evening (October 16, 2020). The timeline of the heavy-handed police action is as follows: – At

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PM refuses to quit as another protest looms

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Oct. 16) flatly refused to step down as demanded by People’s Party protesters who after breaking up their rally at Ratchaprasong intersection last night called for another one at the same place at 5 p.m. today, Sanook.com reported. Speaking after a special Cabinet meeting with ministers standing alongside him Gen.

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Street lights switched off at Ratchaprasong intersection

THE CONFRONTATION between the demonstrators and the security force at Ratchaprasong intersection turned quite tense this evening (Oct. 15) with the authorities having switched off street lights but the protesters succeeding in retaking the skywalk from which they had been earlier evicted, Thai Rath newspaper reported. The demonstrators cried with joy when the skywalk was

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