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Water rockets launched toward Govt House by anti-Prayut street protesters

By Thai Newsroom Reporters WATER ROCKETS WERE LAUNCHED in the direction of Government House by street activists who resumed protests against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Sept. 25). Members of activist group Thalu Fa (Through the Sky) launched the water rockets containing red dye in the direction of Government House whereas others hurled small bags

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Anti-Prayut street protesters reminisced on 15th anniversary of 2006 coup

By Thai Newsroom Reporters A MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha resumed today (Sept. 19) with a ”car mob” procession of automobiles and motorcycles cruising through an inner part of Bangkok and street protesters reminisced on the 15th anniversary of the 2006 coup. The long procession of horn-tooting automobiles and motorcycles ridden by anti-Prayut

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Anti-Prayut protesters start gathering at Ratchaprasong intersection

  MOUNTING additional pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha who is going through a no-confidence debate in parliament is a demonstration by two activist groups at Ratchaprasong intersection that got under way at  4 p.m. today (Sept. 3), Thai Rath newspaper said. People were steadily flocking in to join the rally organised by United Front

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Anti-Prayut procession of automobiles, motorcycles rolls through 50-km route

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A LONG PROCESSION OF AUTOMOBILES and motorcycles was mounted again today (Aug 29) on a 50-kilometre route from Bangkok to Pathum Thani in a renewed, massive ”Car Mob – Call Out” demonstration primarily designed to pile pressure upon an embattled Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Led by Red Shirt leader Nattawut

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Lawyers urge people to take legal action against crowd-control police

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE UNITED LAWYERS For Rights & Liberty today (Aug 21) called on the people who may have been injured, either inadvertently or intentionally, by crowd-control police on Bangkok streets to take legal action against them. Winyat Chatmontri, secretary general of the United Lawyers For Rights & Liberty, suggested those who may

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Air Force blasted for handing out disciplinary penalties to police-bashing officer

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST GROUP United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration yesterday (Aug. 18) posted online to condemn the military for allegedly standing in the way of democratic rule by delivering disciplinary penalties to an air force officer who has criticised police crackdowns on anti-Prayut street protesters. On its Facebook page, the

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Anti-Prayut, indy protesters clash with police at same spot again

    By Thai Newsroom Reporters INDEPENDENT STREET PROTESTERS CLASHED with crowd-control police again today (Aug 18) at the same spot near the army barracks which houses Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s residence on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road. The anti-Prayut protesters, many riding on motorcycles and putting on crash helmets, gathered at Sam Liam Din Daeng intersection

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In pictures: ‘Car mob’ protesters drive through the heart of Bangkok

AS PER APPOINTMENT the protesters participating in Thammasat Coalition and Assembly’s “car mob” protest showed up at Ratchaprasong at 1 p.m. today (August 10) amid a lively atmosphere with various activities being held, Siam Rath newspaper said. At 2 p.m. the procession started off at the Central World department store going through Ploenchit road with

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‘Renegade’ upper-middle-class demonstrators join anti-Prayut street protest

By Thai Newsroom Reporters ”RENEGADE” UPPER-MIDDLE-CLASS street demonstrators today (August 8th) joined a ”car mob” procession in the heart of Bangkok in a concerted move to press Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down. The upper-middle-class protesters who rode on luxury sedans and joined the ”car mob” procession were led by political activist Thanat ”Hiso

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