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Demonstration held to mark 7th anniversary of coup

A GROUP of demonstrators gathered around the Skywalk and the Bangkok Art and Culture Center at Pathumwan intersection this afternoon (May 22) to mark the seventh anniversary of the coup mounted by Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, then army chief and current prime minister, Thai Rath newspaper said. Meanwhile a student union group held a symbolic performance

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Police confirm no order to use live ammunition

POLICE are concerned that disagreements between the two groups will now flare up while debunking fake news that live ammunition will be used against protesters, INNnews.co.th and Sanook.com reported today (Oct. 21). Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tawichai, deputy head of the Metropolitan Police, along with Pol. Col. Siriwat Deephor, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai

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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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Police strongly warn protesters to not gather at Ratchaprasong

AFTER the declaration of serious emergency in Bangkok by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha before dawn today (Oct. 15) police issued a stern warning to protesters to not assemble at Ratchaprasong intersection this afternoon, Thai Rath and Sanook.com reported. Pol. Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, and Pol. Lt. Gen. Piya Thawichai,

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Protesters start marching towards Govt House

THE People’s Party demonstrators started moving towards Government House at 2.35 p.m. today (Oct. 14) after negotiations with police at Mahakan Fort intersection whereby they were allowed to head there via Nakhon Sawan road and not Ratchadamnoen Nok, Thai Rath newspaper reported While negotiations took place the protesters intermittently shouted, “open the way.” Along the

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Police expect BMA to remove plaque

THE COPY of Khana Rasadorn plaque installed by demonstrators at Sanam Luang this morning (Sept. 20) will likely be removed by the Bangkok Metropolis Administration which together with the Education Ministry is in charge of this issue, Thai Rath newspaper quoted two senior police officers as saying this afternoon. This plaque is similar to the

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Sanam Luang demonstration grows bigger

DESPITE the rain more people are flocking to Sanam Luang ground this evening (Sept. 19) to join thousands of others already there as the demonstration by Thammasat Alliance, entitled “September 19 Reclaiming People’s Power,” grows bigger, Thai Rath newspaper reported. The protesters are well prepared with raincoats and umbrellas and are also wearing face masks.

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Demonstration starts at Thammasat University Tha Prachan campus

LEADERS of the demonstrators, who call themselves Thammasat Alliance and their rally “September 19 Reclaiming People’s Power”, were to start giving speeches from 2 p.m. onwards at Thammasat University Tha Prachan campus’ football field, Thai Rath newspaper reported today (Sept. 19, 2020). The demonstrators had pushed their way into campus through the gate after cutting

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Govt House staff moving papers out as mob is heading there on Sunday

WITH demonstrators who are gathering in Bangkok on Saturday September 19 intending to march to Government House the next day, Sunday, security staff and police have started moving out all important documents from the complex with parking being banned there from tomorrow evening till Sunday, Siam Rath newspaper reported this afternoon (Sept. 17, 2020). Mr.

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Thammasat student leader says she is safe for now

THE LEADER of student demonstrators who had raised a 10-point manifesto on reforming the monarchy during Monday’s rally  at Thammasat University Rangsit campus said today (August 13) that she is safe and thanked her friends and supporters for helping monitor the situation, Naewna newspaper reported. Ms. Panusaya Sitthichirawattanakul, or Rung, the leader of the “Thammasat

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