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1976 university massacre remembered, this year’s award goes to Penguin

  STUDENTS and the general public today (Oct. 6) joined the activity entitled “October 6 the Unpaid Blood Debt” at the Historical Sculpture Park within Thammasat University, Tha Prachan campus, with this year’s Jarupong Thongsin Award going to protest leader Mr. Parit Chivarak, or Penguin, Thai Rath newspaper said. On October 6, 1976, state forces

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Chuan puts the brakes on tight control of Parliament during special session

THE President of National Assembly has halted a move to impose stringent control of the Parliament during the two-day extraordinary session starting tomorrow even though some groups are expected to stage rallies there, INN News reported. Mr. Chuan Leekpai, the National Assembly head, cancelled the security action plan by pointing out that Parliament is not

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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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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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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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