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Thalu Fah protesters stage rally, to sue government

  THE Thalu Fah activist group staged a demonstration this evening (Mar. 28) to mark the dismantling of their protest village opposite the Government House last year with 99 protesters being arrested while announcing that they will be countersuing the government, Matichon newspaper said. A number of protesters gathered at Nang Loeng intersection at 5.30

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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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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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