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Activist groups hold Songkran event at Democracy Monument

SOME activist groups marched from Phan Fa bridge to Democracy Monument today (Apr. 13), Songkran Day, where they held a water pouring ceremony to draw attention to their demands, Matichon newspaper said. Members of We Volunteer (Vivo), Thalu Fah, People’s Group and Fem Liberated kicked off their event at 4.45 p.m. after reaching the monument

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Democracy, LGBTQ activists stage downtown demonstration

  THE United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer (LGTBQ) groups staged a demonstration at Ratchaprasong intersection this afternoon (Nov. 28) to push for abolition of Criminal Code Section 112, or the lese majeste law, and obtain marriage equality, Matichon newspaper said. Booths were set up to collect

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Democracy summit snub due to poorly-implemented democratic rule: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAILAND was not invited to a United States-hosted Summit for Democracy scheduled for next month apparently due to the country’s poorly-implemented democratic rule, said a noted critic today (Nov 26). Rangsit University’s Political and Development Research Centre director/former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn cited the Democracy Index compiled by The Economist

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